Two weeks after the tragic suicide of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Russell Armstrong, details of the 911 call made to emergency officials have emerged, including shocking reports that Russell and estranged wife, Taylor Armstrong’s 5-year-old daughter, Kennedy, was in the home when her father’s dead body was discovered!
Armstrong was found hanging in the bedroom of a friend’s Mulholland Drive residence where he was staying on August 15th and pronounced dead by the Los Angeles City Fire Department at 8:16 p.m.
In the sobering 911 call, Russell's wife, Taylor, who had recently filed for divorce, can be heard sobbing in the background as Russell’s friend sternly tells the operator: “My friend just hanged himself, do you understand? Come over here right now. Stop asking questions and come over here right now!”
The man is later heard trying to console a hysterical Taylor, telling her, “Come here Taylor, it’s alright. It’s alright, it’s alright.”
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More disturbing than anything
else heard on the tape, which has been kept under wraps due to the extremely personal nature
of the call, is that the couple’s 5-year-old daughter, Kennedy, was at the home where her father's body was found hanging.
During the call, Russell's friend can be heard telling the 911 operator, "The man's daughter is here, so we have to get her out of here."
More than once, he demands that Taylor "have her go away as soon as possible," finally urging, "Taylor, have your daughter go away please."
Russell's friends then tells the operator that Kennedy is "fine," and that she doesn't understand what's going on, which explains earlier reports that Taylor hadn't told her daughter that her father was dead until the days following his suicide.
Kennedy, who will soon begin Kindergarten, has been Taylor's number one priority throughout this unfortunate ordeal. According to friends, Armstrong has decided to send her daughter to a Mental Health Professional to help her cope with the loss of her father.
In light of Russell Armstrong's suicide, Bravo originally postponed the season 2 premiere of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills in order to re-edit the show and remove many of the scenes involving Russell and Taylor as they tried to work through a tumultuous time in their marriage, which ultimately led Taylor to file for divorce.
It's recently been reported that the network has filmed a special on Russell Armstrong's death, which will include reactions from several of the RHOBH cast members. No word yet on whether or not Taylor attended the taping, or if she'll appear in the special at all.
The season premiere of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills airs Monday, September 5 at 9|8c on Bravo.