TMZ reports that the businessman was found dead of an apparent suicide on Monday night at his home in Los Angeles.
“I can confirm that Mr. Armstrong was found dead from an apparent hanging in a residence on Mulholland Drive ,” Los Angeles Police Department spokesman Richard French told People.
According to insiders, the 47-year-old was found hanged in his bedroom. He left no suicide note. Armstrong was pronounced dead by paramedics at 8:16 p.m.
As there appears to have been no intervention from outside, according to coroner Ed Winter, everything points to suicide.
Russell was dealing with a lot of problems. His wife Taylor filed for divorce last month, accusing him of physical and verbal abuse. TMZ reports she was informed of Russell’s death Monday night.
The couple’s relationship troubles were documented on season 1 of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills reality show. They had a daughter, Kennedy, 5.