*** EXCLUSIVE ACCESS *** Chris Lighty speaks at the debut of the new "Power By 50 Cent" fragrance at Avenue on June 23, 2009 in New York City. (Getty Images)Chris Lighty, hip-hop manager and mogul, died Thursday morning of an apparent suicide. The 44-year-old was found dead in his Bronx apartment, according to New York Daily News. Police said his body was discovered at about 11:30am, and that he died from an apparent bullet to his head. A gun was recovered next to his body.
Lighty, who...Read Full Story
Chris Lighty, the founder and chief executive of Violator Management/Brand Asset Group, was found dead of an apparent suicide this week. Lighty, who has been credited with helping to launch the careers of 50 Cent, Busta Rhymes, and N.O.R.E., managed 50 Cent, Diddy, Ja Rule, and Mariah Carey. The 44-year-old Bronx native may have been suffering financial troubles, as he reportedly owed the IRS approximately $5 million.Many of Lighty's longtime clients and friends took to Twitter to express...Read Full Story
Chris Lighty was an American hip-hop mogul and the founder of Violator Entertainment. He managed 50 Cent, Mariah Carey, and Diddy before his passing in 2012.