On Wednesday afternoon, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County Coroner's office confirmed the police department's early findings that Armstrong hanged himself. Toxicology results are pending, the spokesman said. Off camera there have been three deaths as well: And now there has been an apparent suicide. Paramedics pronounced him dead at the scene, a police spokesman said.
The news was first reported by TMZ. During the first season of Beverly Hills, Russell was portrayed as a grumpy-at-best partner, leaving parties in a sulk, buying his daughter a dog she was allergic to without seeming to care, and coming across as cold and uncomfortable.
Taylor often talked about the sadness in her marriage to other cast members. The couple had been married for six years and had a 5-year-old daughter, Kennedy. But the reconciliation did not last. Taylor filed for divorce on July 15, citing irreconcilable differences.
In an interview with People magazine around the same time, she said that her husband had physically abused her. Yes, maybe things happened in the heat of the moment, but it was during a time in our lives that was not characteristic of who we were. This show has literally pushed us to the limit.
She says they are in couple's therapy. The therapy comes up again later in the episode under more fraught circumstances. At a dinner party with the whole cast and their spouses—except for Russell—Taylor feels that Ken Todd, the husband of Lisa Vanderpump, is judging her for needing professional help to save her marriage.
She breaks down in tears and leaves the table. When she returns, the confrontation continues. Cheat Sheet A speedy, smart summary of all the news you need to know and nothing you don't. You are now subscribed to the Daily Digest and Cheat Sheet. We will not share your email with anyone for any reason.
Reality television has faced dilemmas over whether to air tragedies before. Thom Beers, executive producer of several testosterone-fueled documentary-style programs that follow men whose livelihoods force them to confront death on a regular basis, has dealt with the passing of three cast members. The sudden death, on camera, of Capt. Harris, who appeared to be recovering from a stroke he suffered while filming, asked for production to continue, allowing the cameras to capture his unexpected death.
The series earned an Emmy nomination. Richards talked to his client regularly and said that when he spoke to Russell two days ago he seemed depressed about his divorce and the pending lawsuit, but not at a level that worried Richards. This is very tough on all levels. She requests privacy at this time so that she may comfort her young daughter.