hard to believe it is true but RIP to my friend Chris Lighty. gone too soon
— Scooter Braun (@scooterbraun) August 30, 2012
The hip-hop heavyweight who managed Diddy, 50 Cent and Mariah Carey is dead.
Chris Lighty, 44, shot himself in the head today in his Bronx apartment after a fight with his ex-wife, reports Daily News:
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.
Here’s Lighty discussing what it takes to make it in the music biz:
R.I.P CHRIS LIGHTY THE MAN THAT SAVED MY LIFE!!!
— FAT JOE (@fatjoe) August 30, 2012
Chris Lighty went from carrying the crates for Red Alert to brokering the biggest deals ever in music/entertainment.Hip Hop American Dream
— FRANZ (@followfranz) August 30, 2012