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RIP: Chris Lighty CEO Of Violator Records & Management Passes Away Suddenly

We are all shocked to hear the news of music executive and Violator Management founder Chris Lighty’s untimely passing. Chris Lighty managed such artists as Busta Rhymes, Soulja Boy, Mariah Carey, Diddy, 50 Cent, Uncle Murda and more.

As of now, there are not many details available on his death. However, Jeff Robinson, a close friend of Lighty, confirmed the news on Twitter, as well as others inside the music industry.

iSocialite will keep you updated on this story as it develops. Our hearts go out to Chris Lighty’s family and friends. R.I.P.

NY Daily News is reporting that Hip-hop mogul Chris Lighty died Thursday morning after apparently shooting himself in the head in his Bronx apartment.

Lighty 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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