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Russell Amstrong 911 Call: 'My Friend Just Hanged Himself'

Michael Kovac/WireImage(LOS ANGELES) -- A 911 call made by an unidentified friend of Real Housewives star Russell Armstrong has been released.

Armstrong had been staying at a friend’s home when he was found dead — a suicide — on Aug. 15.  During the call, the shaken friend tells the 911 operator, “My friend just hanged himself...do you understand? Come over here.”

The friend also reveals that Armstrong’s five-year-old daughter is in the house at the time, and can be heard telling Armstrong’s wife, Taylor Armstrong, “Have your daughter go away, please.”

Taylor Armstrong is crying during the call, and the friend attempts to calm her down. Taylor can be heard uttering, “I need my psychiatrist.”

The release of the 911 call comes a week after Armstrong’s funeral and word of another mystery. One day after Russell Armstrong was found hanging in a Beverly Hills home, Armstrong’s friend and business partner committed suicide.

Alan Schram was found dead outside his car on Mulholland Drive on Aug. 16.  The L.A. County coroner ruled the death a suicide. He died from a gunshot to the head.

The two men met when they joined the high net-worth investment group Tiger 21. According to TMZ, Schram and Armstrong developed a close friendship after joining the elite group.

Unlike Armstrong, who was $1.5 million in debt, Schram’s financial situation remains unknown. He did not leave a suicide note.

Copyright 2011 ABC News Radio

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