'Real Housewives of Beverly Hills'' Russell Armstrong Sober at Time of Death
Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' Russell Armstrong did not use drugs or alcohol before committing suicide last month, the Los Angeles County Coroner's office confirms.
According to the newly-released toxicology report, Armstrong was not under the influence of prescription medication either, assistant chief coroner Ed Winter tells Reuters.
STORY: 'Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' Premiere: First 10 Confrontations of Season 2
Armstrong hanged himself with an electrical cord in a Los Angeles home he'd been renting after separating from his wife, Taylor Armstrong. Their contentious relationship was documented for the Bravo reality series.
STORY: 'Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' Premiere Cast Members Discuss Russell Armstrong Suicide on 'Today
Season 2 of RHOBH premiered Sept. 5 to 2.2 million, which is up 42 percent in total viewers, and 51 percent in the key 18-49 demo.
It was quickly re-edited after Armstrong's death.
STORY: 'Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' to Appear on 'Anderson' Talk Show
"We decided to make some adjustments where appropriate in a lot of the circumstances. Our goal has always been to make an honest and accurate story about the ladies and what goes on in their life and we wanted to be and we always are respectful and responsible. In this case trying to be very appropriate to the situation," executive producer Douglas Ross said during an interview on the Today show.