Chris Lighty Dead After Apparent Suicide

Damn, what a tragedy.

Via the NYDN:

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.


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155 Responses to “Chris Lighty Dead After Apparent Suicide”

  1. Big_seth Says:

    COLD
    5 mins ago
    Big_seth Says:

    August 30th, 2012 at 2:58 pm
    RIP.

    Sad shit.

    ^ nothing sad about this…

    oppinion.

    ^^

    It’s sad to me that someone felt they had no other options.

    I feel for a lot of people.

  2. Tampasolar Says:

    Like it or not we’re all capable at some point.
    Show a little more respect, we”ere benefiting from his efforts and hard work in some way or another.
    R.i.p., my body froze when I seen the headline, a truly sad day in hiphop. if it was not for lighty hiphop might have possibly been different.

    R.I.P.

  3. Assassin Says:

    Taking your own life is lame as fuck…just pay me and i’ll kill any motherfucker on this earth..real talk.

  4. spirit equality Says:

    Why is everyone taking the cops’ word for it that this was a suicide? The cops claim he shot himself *outside* of his apartment. I’ve never heard of someone shooting themselves right in front of their crib. I’d be more inclined to think someone shot him, left the gun there, and the NYPD is too lazy to investigate this as a homicide (not to mention any cop in the Bronx has a motivation to keep the murder rate “low” by classifying any death by gunshot they can as anything other than a homicide).

  5. spirit equality Says:

    Total blog journalism fail….if you click the link, the story has been completely updated to show that Lighty was found *outside* his apartment…y’all must have copy/pasted the first version of the article…the story has been updated now and the fact that Lighty was found *outside* is wild suspicious to me. The story now reads:

    “Lighty, 44 — a longtime manager of 50 Cent, Diddy, Ja Rule and Mariah Carey — stepped outside his his South Riverdale apartment about 11:30 a.m., after a spat with his wife, Veronica, police sources said.”

    Who steps outside the crib and shoots himself in broad daylight? Suicide is the kind of thing that people usually do in private, not in broad daylight in the middle of their hood.

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