Real Housewives Husband Suicide

The husband of Beverly Hills "Real Housewives" television star Taylor Armstrong committed suicide by hanging, coroner officials said on Wednesday.

Cable channel Bravo has yet to say whether it will go ahead with "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" as planned on September 5, or how it will deal with the tragedy on screen. That's the question Bravo must answer about The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills in light of Russell Armstrong's shocking suicide. The estranged husband of star Taylor Armstrong died Monday.

An autopsy on Russell Armstrong, 47, also found no preliminary traces of drugs or alcohol in the body of the venture capitalist who died on Monday, the Los Angeles County Coroner's Office said.

No suicide note was found with his body. Armstrong's death came three weeks before the scheduled start of the second season of the reality TV show about six rich women in Beverly Hills.

Here's what network executive and Watch What Happens Live host Andy Cohen told fans about RHOBH's future today:

"We're all still trying to process yesterday's very sad news, and looking at how to proceed with the series," Cohen wrote today in a blog titled "Picking Up the Pieces."

"[RHOBH] has finished primary production and was set to premiere on Labor Day," the Housewives host added. "We'll let you know what we decide when we do"

"In the meantime, we're sending our thoughts and prayers to Taylor and the rest of Russell's family," Cohen concluded, echoing his Twitter post yesterday.

"I am so very sad about today's news," he tweeted—his only other public comment on the tragedy. "My prayers and thoughts are with Taylor Armstrong and her family."

Taylor Armstrong had filed for divorce in July and her husband was facing a $1.5 million breach of contract lawsuit. His lawyer told reporters on Tuesday that Russell Armstrong was facing huge financial problems and said the apparently wealthy couple were living way beyond their means.

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