The L.A. County Coroner has released the results of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills‘ Taylor Armstrong’s estranged husband, Russell Armstrong, confirming his death was suicide by hanging.
Russell, 47, was found dead in a friend’s home on Mulholland Drive on August 15, a month after Taylor filed for divorce.
Toxicology results are pending, but no drugs or alcohol were found in the bedroom where Russell committed suicide.
TMZ is reporting that Russell begged a friend for anxiety drugs days before his death.
Russell’s lawyer said he was in severe debt and was being sued for $1.5 million. It is believed that the financial burdens and the stress of the divorce led Russell to take his life.