According to a TMZ Exclusive, Russell’s father Louie has been saying since Russell’s death in 2011 that it was not a suicide. TMZ reports that Louie has filed court documents requesting the autopsy photos of Russell be released to him so that an independent medical examiner can review the case.
The autopsy report (warning graphic details) makes a pretty clear case for suicide. Side note: Why are the tops of the pages of the document time stamped 2004? So this whole situation is pretty sad.
The Armstrong family was publicly angry with Taylor at the time of Russell’s death and it seems as thought Taylor has cut the family out of her life and Kennedy’s. Taylor’s new husband, John Bluher, recently adopted Kennedy.
I posted some comments from one of Russell’s former girlfriends in a post here:
I have watched the reunion previews and one image stays in my mind. There is a part where Andy asks her about the suicide and makes reference to him possibly being murdered. (Something I have felt and even stated). The grin she displays on her face, gave me the chills. When someone hangs themselves they are not bruised down one side of their body, much less, able to touch the floor, which Russ was able to do…Then we can go back to the Dr.Phil interview where he asked her about a life insurance policy and you physically see her body language change. Her comment after that was “He said we would be taken care of if he passed away” and Dr.Phil said “Were you” and you could then hear the anger in her voice when she responded “No”. It was beyond disturbing… Her story does not add up, her lies outweigh her truths and my suggestion to anyone associated with her would be to run as far away from her as possible. She is dangerous and in my opinion, evil walking. I could go on for days with facts, photographs and more proving this woman “Shana Hughes” is a ticking time bomb. I am just grateful someone finally spoke up in their inner circle to show her true colors… Rest in Peace Russ, you will be justified.
Those who knew Russell have been saying it was not a suicide since his death. Now Taylor is refusing to assist Louie in requesting the autopsy pictures. Because Taylor was next of kin she has the best chance of getting the autopsy photos released.
Do you think Taylor should request the photos on behalf of the Armstrong family? On the one hand it would give them some closure, perhaps. On the other hand the autopsy results seem pretty straight forward on this one to me.
What do you think?