Taylor and Russell Armstrong
Real Housewives of Beverly Hills
star Taylor Armstrong's estranged husband, Russell, was found dead of an apparent suicide Monday night in his friend's Los Angeles home.
Los Angeles Police Department spokesman Richard French tells PEOPLE: "I can confirm that Mr. Armstrong was found dead from an apparent hanging in a residence on Mulholland Drive."
He was 47.
Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Matt Spence adds, "We did respond at 8:08 p.m. Monday night regarding a reported death at the scene."
According to Los Angeles Coroner Assistant Chief Ed Winter, Armstrong was pronounced dead by paramedics at 8:16 p.m. "There was no suicide note found," Winter tells PEOPLE. "An autopsy and toxicology test are pending."
Taylor Armstrong, 40, filed for divorce
on July 15 from Armstrong, citing physical and verbal abuse
The couple, whose relationship troubles
were documented on season 1 of the reality show, have a daughter, Kennedy, 5.
According to TMZ, which first reported
the story, she was notified about his death on Monday evening.
The couple were also the subject of a recent $1.5 million lawsuit for breach of contract.