Armstrong's ex-wife, Kristin played a pivotal part in convincing him to stop before his big comeback out of retirement.
When she and Armstrong divorced, she signed a nondisclosure agreement as part of a $15 million settlement.
But the abuse factor in Armstrong's fatal actions remained a silent one to her family, as is common in cases like this one.
A high note or run played on the trumpet
[fr Louis Armstrong, who was among the first to exploit the high register of the trumpet in jazz]
A locomotive fired by hand
[Railroad; fr the strong arms required for such work]