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RIP Chris Lighty

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Drip, Aug 30, 2012.

  1. Drip

    Drip Active Member

    Tough one for the hip-hop community
    Chris Lighty, a hip-hop mogul who managed Sean "Diddy" Combs, 50 Cent and Mariah Carey was found dead in his New York City apartment Thursday in an apparent suicide, police said.

    Lighty, 44, was discovered at his home in the Bronx with a gunshot wound to the head, and was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

    No note was recovered, but a .9-mm handgun was found at the scene and there was no sign of forced entry, said Paul Browne, chief spokesman for the New York Police Department.

    The medical examiner's office will determine a cause of death, but authorities say the shooting appears to be self-inflicted.

    Lighty was behind some of rap's leading figures, helping them not only attain hit records but also lucrative careers outside of music. He had been a part of the scene for decades, working with pioneers like LL Cool J before starting his own management company, Violator.
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