Chris Lighty Dead Of Apparent Suicide
It’s with great sadness that we report the passing of Chris Lighty. The hip-hop manager, who played a role in the careers of 50 Cent, LL Cool J, Sean “Diddy” Combs, Missy Elliott, Ja Rule, and Mariah Carey, was found dead yesterday morning from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. According to TMZ:
“…Lighty was pronounced dead on the scene, where a semi-automatic firearm was recovered.
The death is being investigated as a possible suicide.
According to sources close to Lighty, the hip-hop mogul had been in an argument with his ex-wife and shot himself in the head.”
Chris separated from his wife, Veronica, late last year after seven years of marriage. It’s being reported that the Bronx native was deep in debt as a result of the divorce and a $5 million tax bill. According to police sources, Chris stepped outside his apartment after the argument with his ex and took his life in the backyard.
Rest in Peace.