In totally shocking and tragic Real Housewives news, Russell Armstrong, estranged husband of Beverly Hills Housewife, Taylor Armstrong, was found dead by his roommate on Monday evening. TMZ reports that Armstrong, 47, was found hanging in his bedroom. He was pronounced dead at 8:16 pm on Monday.

Taylor Armstrong filed for divorce from Russell last month, after allegations that he may have become physically abusive. The Armstrongs were also facing a $1.5 million lawsuit for possibly skimming money off the top of their business. Russell and Taylor’s daughter is 5 years old. As of this morning, Bravo and the rest of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills cast had not heard of Russell Armstrong’s suicide.

So sad. I wonder how this will affect the upcoming season of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills? Season 2 is set to debut in September, and the previews show that Taylor is already going through some difficult stuff. Our thoughts are with Taylor and her daughter.

(image courtesy of TMZ)

Carla Patton

Writer, BuddyTV

Originally from Seattle, Carla recently took a husband and moved to Austin, Texas, where she is finally using her television “problem” to her advantage. It’s sort of like Dexter, but boring and less murdering. Carla’s favorite shows include 30 RockThe Amazing RaceProject RunwayModern Family, anything with murder, and pretty much anything gross and weird (CSIThe BachelorToddlers & Tiaras, etc.). Favorite canceled shows include: Arrested DevelopmentVeronica Mars and Average Joe. In her spare time, Carla leads tours of downtown Austin on a Segway (don’t knock it ’til you’ve tried it!), blogs about Netflix Instant, and visits elementary schools telling children they don’t need math to succeed (just kidding, stay in school, kids).