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Autopsy Confirms Cause of Death of ‘Real Housewives’ Husband

Aug 18, 2011  •  Post A Comment

An autopsy by the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office confirmed Russell Armstrong, the estranged husband of a "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" cast member, took his own life, reports the Los Angeles Times’ Ministry of Gossip blog.

The coroner said the official cause of death was suicide by hanging, the story notes. Toxicology and other tests are pending, but preliminary evidence found no sign of alcohol or drugs, the piece adds.

Bravo, the network that airs the "Housewives" franchise, said it hasn’t decided on its next move, according to the article. "We’re all still trying to process yesterday’s very sad news, and looking at how to proceed with the series, which has finished primary production and was set to premiere on Labor Day," wrote Andy Cohen, the Bravo executive who hosts "Real Housewives," on his blog.

Russell Armstrong was the husband of "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" cast member Taylor Armstrong, who recently initiated divorce proceedings.

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