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Husband Of `Real Housewives’ Star Armstrong Dies

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Actress Taylor Armstrong (R) and her husband Russell attend the Fifth Annual Kidstock Music and Arts Festival at Greystone Mansion on June 5, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California.  (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

Actress Taylor Armstrong (R) and her husband Russell attend the Fifth Annual Kidstock Music and Arts Festival at Greystone Mansion on June 5, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES (CBS4) — The estranged husband of “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star Taylor Armstrong has been found dead in his Los Angeles home.

Los Angeles County coroner’s spokesman Ed Winter said 47-year-old Russell Armstrong was pronounced dead at 8:16 p.m. Monday in a home on Mulholland Drive.

Death was caused by hanging and Winter said a suicide note hasn’t been found.

Russell Armstrong was an investment banker and venture capitalist.

His publicist, Rebekah Iliff, says he’s the founding managing director of Crescent Financial Partners. She also confirms Armstrong and his wife were in the midst of a divorce.

The death was first reported by TMZ.com.

(© Copyright 2011 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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