Russell Armstrong, the estranged husband of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills actress Taylor Armstrong, was found dead on Monday and will receive two funeral service instead one - one in California and one in Texas because of a bitter family dispute, according to several reports.
Armstrong, 47, a venture capitalist, was found dead at his Los Angeles home Monday night. The Los Angeles County Coroner confirmed that he committed suicide by hanging.
According to TheWrap, Armstrong, who had been struggling with financial and legal problems, was worried about how would be portrayed in the upcoming season of the series. He was also estranged with his wife Taylor since July.
Before Armstrong's death, he called him mother John Ann Hotchkiss, saying Mom, they’re just going to crucify me this season. I don’t know what to do. I’ll never survive it.’” His mother told HLN earlier this week.
Because of the bitter dispute between Taylor Armstrong and his family, they competed to have their own idea about the funeral service. Armstrong's family became angry during that time, according to his attorney Ronald Richards.
His sister specifically said Taylor can go to hell, Richards told TheWrap. They're past the mad point.
Eventually, it was decided that two separate services woukld be held - the first one in California and the second one in Texas.
Since Armstrong's family isn't sure if they will attend the funeral in California, Richards will help to deal with the remains.
The remains will be given by myself or to his nephew or mother to be flown back to Texas, Richards told TheWrap. If his mother or nephew attend the L.A. service, they will take them back. If they don’t, I have agreed to return them to Texas.
In wake of Armstrong's sudden death, some segments of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills is being re-edited for the upcoming season of the series, according to a Bravo cable channel source.