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Russell Armstrong's Body Free of Drugs or Alcohol at Time of Death

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Russell Armstrong of "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" fame didn't have any drugs or alcohol in his system at the time of his death, reports L.A. Now. The results of his autopsy were released today by a coroner's office, and his death has officially been ruled a suicide.

Armstrong was found by a friend and by his estranged wife, Taylor Armstrong, after he hung himself in a friend's home on Mulholland Drive. He had been experiencing trouble in his marriage, much of which was documented on the Bravo television show.

Armstrong was also known to have suffered from emotional problems, and had allegedly stopped taking prescribed antidepressants two weeks before his death.