Taylor Armstrong Was One Of The First People To Find Russell's Hanging Body, Says Source. How Horrifying.

Tue, August 16, 2011 9:48pm EDT by 2 Comments

Poor Taylor! The ‘Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’ star reportedly discovered her estranged husband’s body hanging after he allegedly committed suicide. Can you imagine?

The details to this story just keep getting more and more sordid. According to TMZ, Taylor Armstrong was one of the first people to find Russell after he hung himself Aug. 15. Apparently, Russell and Taylor were supposed to meet earlier that day, but he never showed. Concerned, Taylor, 40, went on the hunt for him…only to discover his dead body.

“On Monday evening, Taylor and a friend went to the home where Russell was staying. They found the owner of the home on the property. While Taylor watched, the owner peered through Russell’s bedroom window and saw his lifeless body hanging,” the story says.

After that, the friend called 911 and Taylor stayed at the home for hours. Although it hasn’t been confirmed, it is widely believed Russell committed suicide.

Life & Style has a similar report, but claims Taylor wasn’t there when the body was found. “He was supposed to have lunch with a client on Monday, the day he was found dead,” explained John, who worked with Russell at IT Trading LCC, a company that designs electronic trading systems. “When Russell wouldn’t answer his phone, we sent his best friend Francisco to the house he was staying at [in Los Angeles] to check on him. Francisco is the one who found him. It’s an awful thing.”

Our thoughts and well wishes go out to Taylor and her daughter during this tragic time.

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