This article provides an overview of the Russell Armstrong murder investigation opened by Armstrong’s family. It also provides background on the events leading up to his death.
An Overview of the Richard Armstrong Murder Investigation
The husband of “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” reality TV star Taylor Armstrong committed suicide on August 15, 2011. Russell Armstrong’s suicide occurred shortly after Taylor filed for divorce, and shortly after filming ended for the second season of “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills”. Taylor cited verbal and physical abuse as the reason for filing for divorce.
How Did He Die?
Russell Armstrong was found hanging from an electrical wire in a friend’s home in Hollywood, California. The coroner’s report shows that suicide by hanging was Russell Armstrong’s cause of death. Recent toxicology reports also indicate that Armstrong did not have any illegal drugs or alcohol in his system at the time of his death.
However, Russell Armstrong’s family members reportedly opened a recent murder investigation into the cause of his death. The Armstrong family thinks foul play may have been involved as he may have been murdered due to actions related to his finances. They will reportedly hire a private investigator to investigate the circumstances surrounding his death. “Not one of us (his family) believes he committed suicide,” said, Laurie Kelsoe, Armstrong’s sister, told gossip site rumorfix.com.
TMZ reported that Russell Armstrong’s friend Alan Schram was found dead of what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Alan Schram was found in a car parked outside the home where Armstrong’s body was discovered the day before.
Other cast members of “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” confronted Taylor Armstrong about allegations that her husband, Russell Armstrong had physically abused her. Prior to his suicide, the Bravo TV network planned on airing the shocking revelation of abuse as part of the second season’s finale.
Russell spoke out about the negative impact the show had on their lives. “This reality TV show has literally pushed us to the limit,” he told People magazine.
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Armstrong Involved in a Private Investment Group
Russell Armstrong and Alan Schram were believed to be members of a private investment group known as Tiger 21 that claims to manage $15 billion in assets among 185 members.
TIGER 21 is a peer-to-peer learning group for high-net-worth investors that was founded in 1999 by Michael Sonnenfeldt. TIGER 21 is headquartered in New York City and has grown to include chapters in San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego, Miami, and Dallas. The company is also expanding into Washington, D.C., and Chicago.
Tiger 21 helps members build skills to become disciplined managers of wealth. Tiger 21 members meet monthly to harness the varied expertise and collective intelligence of their peers in high-energy, day-long sessions.
Taylor Armstrong Abuse Photos
Entertainment tonight recently released shocking photos of Beverly Hills Housewife Taylor Armstrong. Taylor is one of the cast members of the show The Housewives of Beverly Hills, aired on the BRAVO television network. The photos show Taylor in a hospital bed with a black eye. Reportedly, a membrane in her right eye was damaged and surgery was necessary to repair the damage.
Entertainment Tonight aired the first exclusive interview with Taylor since the death of her husband. During the exclusive interview, Taylor revealed details to ET’s Nancy O’Dell about the bruises that she says were caused by her late husband, Russell Armstrong.
About “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills”
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills is an American reality series for the Bravo television cable network. The sixth installment in the network’s The Real Housewives of” franchise production for the Evolution Media series began in March 2010. The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills show premiered on October 14, 2010. The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills cast includes Taylor Armstrong, Lisa Vanderpump, Adrienne Maloof, Kim Richards, Kyle Richards, and Camille Grammer.
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills television show airs on Monday nights on Bravo.
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