Music Manager Chris Lighty Found Dead In Apparent Suicide
Hip-hop manager Chris Lighty reportedly took his own life after a heated argument with his estranged wife, police sources told the Daily News. Lighty was a manager to such stars as 50 Cent, Busta Rhymes, Diddy, Ja Rule and Mariah Carey. The music mogul walked away from the argument after declaring “I’m tired of this,” before shooting himself in the head behind his South Riverdale home, the sources said…
Officials found the 44-year-old in a pool of blood with a 9-mm pistol at his side. The Bronx native was highly respected in the music industry and was also the founder of Violator Entertainment.
Some of the industry’s brightest stars took to Twitter to share their condolences. Close friend Sean 'P.Diddy' Combs tweeted that he was "in Shock", before stating "R.I.P. Chris Lighty". Rihanna also took to Twitter to pay her respects by posting “Rest peacefully Chris Lighty, my prayers go out to family and loved ones! Dear God please have mercy.”
Arguably the most heartfelt message was posted by fellow Bronx native Fat Joe who stated "R.I.P. CHRIS LIGHTY THE MAN THAT SAVED MY LIFE, I Would Be Nothing Without YOU!!! My Kids Appreciate YOU God Bless Chris Lighty."
Words: Kristian Galea (@KrisSoAppalled)