MASSIVE DEBT AND REALITY TV KILLED RUSSELL ARMSTRONG
Russell Armstrong’s two exes blame his estranged wife Taylor’s excessive spending for his suicide and call her a “gold digger.” Taylor has been sympathetically portrayed on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and Russell was edited to look like the villain. Whether Taylor split from Russell because of his financial woes and lawsuits isn’t known, but she did seem to desert the sinking ship. Russell confessed to a friend that the reality show unfairly made him look bad and he was embarrassed. Also embarrassing was his lack of money – his credit cards were maxed out and he had to move in with a friend, and that’s where he became despondent and hung himself. Sad story – good for ratings. By the way, we’re tired of hearing people repeat over and over about how their “thoughts and prayers” are with the family left behind – can’t they come up with something more sincere and original if they really care?