Russell Armstrong's Autopsy Results Released

August 17, 2011 By:
Russell Armstrong's Autopsy Results Released

The Los Angeles County Coroner's Office has completed the autopsy of Russell Armstrong and released the results Wednesday.

Armstrong was staying at the Los Angeles home of a friend, when he found hanged in the bedroom. The friend/owner of the property reportedly found him, while Taylor was on the premises. According to reports, she called the owner after Russell missed a meeting and she couldn't get a hold of him.

Chief Coroner Investigator, Craig Harvey, said that Armstrong, 47, was found hanging from an electrical cord from the rafters of his friend's bedroom, where he had been staying.

Armstrong was reportedly wearing a T-shirt, shorts and socks when he was discovered. He did not leave behind a note.

"The cause of death is hanging and the final manner of death is suicide," Harvey said. The date of Armstrong's death is listed as Monday, but Armstrong was "last known to be alive the 12th, Friday," Harvey explained.

In three to four weeks, the Coroner's office will release the results of a toxicology test.

As soon as the tragedy happened, people began pointing the finger. Armstrong's ex-wife, Barabara Armstrong, blamed Taylor. Russell and Taylor starred on the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, and they were going through a divorce that was well documented on the show.

But others, including Russell's lawyer, are blaming Bravo, the network behind the Real Housewives franchise.

Russell's stepbrother, Wade Jackson, told, "Russell's whole family was very close and they're considering suing Bravo."

He continues:

"Russell’s dad doesn’t want to talk about what happened to him with a lot of people, but everyone in the family thinks that Bravo is to blame."

Jackson revealed that Russell visited his father in Texas last month and was planning to leave California after the divorce.

"He was a smart guy," Jackson said. " “In his line of business he didn’t want to be a public person on the show, but Taylor pushed him into it. He was really upset about the whole thing and told everyone in the family that he didn’t want to be on the show,” Jackson claimed.

Armstrong's stepbrother says, "The whole family is sad about his death and they want answers."