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'Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' husband Russell Armstrong found dead

August 16, 2011 |  9:51 am

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Russell Armstrong, whom viewers came to know as the straight-laced husband of Taylor Armstrong on "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills," was found dead Monday night.

Armstrong's body was found in the 14300 block of Mulholland Drive after 8 p.m.. According to our sister blog L.A. Now, a source familiar with the case told The Times that no foul play is suspected and that investigators believe Armstrong may have committed suicide. He was 47.

Armstrong, a venture capitalist, was introduced to viewers last year on the Bravo reality series, on which cameras often captured his marriage struggles. Taylor had recently filed for divorce after five years of marriage. The couple have a 5-year-old daughter named Kennedy.

Russell and Taylor were also the subject of a recent $1.5-million lawsuit for breach of contract.

Bravo said in a statement: “All of us at Bravo are deeply saddened by this tragic news. Our sympathy and thoughts are with the Armstrong family at this difficult time.”

The second season of "RHOBH" returns Sept. 5.

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-- Yvonne Villarreal

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Photo: Russell Armstrong, left, with Taylor. Credit: Associated Press

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