SAD NEWS: Chris Lighty (Founder Of Violator) Dead Of Apparent Suicide In His Bronx Apartment: - Details Inside


Hip-hop mogul Chris Lighty died Thursday morning after apparently shooting himself in the head in his Bronx apartment, sources told the Daily News. Lighty, 44 — a longtime manager of 50 Cent, Diddy, Ja Rule and Mariah Carey — was found dead inside his South Riverdale apartment about 11:30 a.m., police sources said.

 

It appeared he died from a bullet to his head, sources said. A gun was recovered next to his body.

Law enforcement sources said Lighty — who divorced his wife, Veronica, last year — may have been dealing with financial struggles, including owing about $5 million to the IRS.

 

Musicians began Tweeting about Lighty soon after news of his death spread.

“R.I.P. Chris Lighty,” posted Fat Joe on his Twitter account. “That man saved my life.”

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Comment by The Staff on August 30, 2012 at 2:45pm

OMG THIS IS UNBELIEVABLE

Comment by The Staff on August 30, 2012 at 2:46pm

Yesterday we did the 10 Most Shocking Hip Hop Deaths of 2012

Not seeing this coming.

This really hurts.

Comment by kiki on August 30, 2012 at 2:54pm

So sad how things that people deal wtih are so hard and some people feel the only way out is take there life. May he rest in peace

Comment by DADDYMACK on August 30, 2012 at 2:58pm

RIP Chris!! Sad day in the hiphop world and im just so tired of eveybody dying - even tho i no we have to die someday, its just its never good when its somebody you no

Comment by DADDYMACK on August 30, 2012 at 2:59pm

Good Looking on the sad news @ Furutistic!

Comment by DADDYMACK on August 30, 2012 at 3:01pm

this is crazy and unbelievablly crushing to the hiphop world!!!!!!!

Comment by Ty Boogie on August 30, 2012 at 3:01pm

OH WOW. Major.

Comment by DADDYMACK on August 30, 2012 at 3:03pm

@Troy I agree, something is defitnely up with this! i wonder what will they find in his body!
It bet not be Xanax if it is- everybody that has passed away in there sleep or committed suicide has had that in there system when the autopsy showed up

Crazy

Comment by The Staff on August 30, 2012 at 3:23pm

I feel terrible :(

Comment by Yung Mr. on August 30, 2012 at 3:27pm
Shocked guess that music industry will burn u out r.i.p chris

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