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No drugs in 'Real Housewives' husband Russell Armstrong's system

September 7, 2011 |  2:21 pm

No drugs in Real Housewives husband Russell Armstrong

Russell Armstrong, who appeared with his estranged wife on the reality television program "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills," did not have drugs or alcohol in his system when he died, a coroner’s official confirmed Wednesday.

Armstrong’s body was found hanging in the bedroom of his Mulholland Drive home on August 15, police said at the time. He did not leave a suicide note.

Toxicology tests showed the 47-year-old venture capitalist did not have illegal or prescription drugs or any alcohol in his system at the time of death, said Assistant Chief Coroner Ed Winter. Armstrong was married to “Real Housewives” cast member Taylor Armstrong and the couple’s strained marriage was featured prominently in the show.

“The case has been closed as a suicide,” Winter said.


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Photo: Taylor Armstrong and Russell Armstrong in February. Credit: Evan Agostini / Associated Press