Russell Armstrong was found hanged in a Mullholland Drive bedroom last night, according to TMZ. He was the estranged husband of Taylor Armstrong, one of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.

A major narrative arc of the first season of Real Housewives focused on the couple trying to save their marriage, with Russell being portrayed as a wet blanket.

The couple repeatedly denied divorce rumors, but finally filed last month, with Russell blaming the pressures of TV for their breakup. The couple was reportedly in major financial trouble, having recently been sued by MyMedicalRecords.com.

LA Weekly