Posted on Tue Aug 16, 2011 08:30 AM PDT
Russell Armstrong, husband of Taylor Armstrong of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, committed suicide Monday night, the Los Angeles Police Department confirms.
According to online reports, the Los Angeles City Fire Department was called to Russell's home by a roommate, and Russell was pronounced dead at the scene. He was 47 years old.
Taylor and Russell's tumultuous relationship had been chronicled on Season One of the Bravo show (right, courtesy of Bravo).
She then filed for divorce last month, claiming that Russell had physically abused her. Russell confirmed that he had pushed Taylor during arguments and raised his voice, saying the show had pushed the couple "to the limit."
The couple has a daughter, Kennedy, 5.
Season 2 of the show premieres Sept. 5. Promos have shown a distressed Taylor talking about her marriage.
The couple was also the subject of a recent $1.5 million lawsuit for breach of contract.
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