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Russell Armstrong: A victim of 'The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills'?

Russell Armstrong was found dead, apparently by suicide in California. Did his participation in 'The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' contribute to his death?

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Successful venture capitalist Russell Armstrong was found dead in his Los Angeles home Monday night, apparently by his own hand.

 No official cause of death has yet been declared. The coroner is still conducting an investigation.

But that hasn't stopped the speculation that Armstrong's involvement in a reality TV show – ‘The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills,’ starring his estranged wife, Taylor Armstrong – may have somehow led to his death.

“He was down in the dumps over the latest allegations that he had abused Taylor. I told him people don’t believe everything they read and he told me, ‘It’s funny how a reality show can ruin your entire life,’” Armstrong’s friend Tom Vickers told RadarOnline.

The couple’s relationship has often been rocky, and, through it all, the cameras have been rollilng. Responding to Taylor’s claims that he had been an abusive husband while she was filing for divorce on July 15, Armstrong told People Magazine, “Did I push 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.”

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