Coroner: No drugs in 'Housewives' husband's body

By ANTHONY McCARTNEY | September 7, 2011 | 3:40 PM EDT

FILE - In this Feb. 5, 2011 file photo, television personality Taylor Armstrong, left, and husband Russell Armstrong attend a Super Bowl party in Dallas, Texas. A coroner's report released Wednesday states no drugs or alcohol were found in Russell Armstrong's system and ruled out foul play in his Aug. 15, death, which has been ruled a suicide. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini,File)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities say they did not find any drugs or alcohol in the system of Russell Armstrong, who appeared with his wife on "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" and killed himself weeks before the show's second season.

A coroner's report on Armstrong's death released Wednesday says there were no signs of foul play in the 47-year-old's death, which has been ruled a suicide.

The venture capitalist left behind no suicide note. But the coroner's report says he had been depressed about financial issues and problems with his estranged wife, Taylor.

The new season of the Beverly Hills edition of "Real Housewives" premiered Monday. The marital problems between Russell and Taylor Armstrong were expected to be a major plot point before the businessman's suicide, but the show has been re-edited.