Hip Hop Mourns The Death Of Chris Lighty

Earlier today, reports pertaining to the death of Violator Management CEO Chris Lighty began to circulate across the web, and tonight- in what marks truly tragic news- these reports have been confirmed.

Now, personalities from across the world of Hip Hop have taken to social networking site Twitter to express their feelings of loss.

Their words below…






While the details of his passing are yet to be confirmed, Karen Civil reports:

Chris’ passing was from an apparent suicide in his Bronx, NY apartment. It is noted that there was a bullet wound to his head and a gun next to his body.

Law enforcement sources have shared that along with the divorcing from his wife last year, Lighty was also dealing with financial hardships – owing the IRS up to $5MIL. No word if this has been confirmed.

To be updated.

Your thoughts?



  1. August 30, 2012 at 2:03 pm
    Suicide Blonde says:

    So sad R.I.P.

  2. August 30, 2012 at 2:11 pm
    Rihanna Navy says:


    • August 30, 2012 at 2:19 pm
      Erickane says:

      If you need to ask “who” then do some research first thanks

    • August 30, 2012 at 5:02 pm
      CzarM says:

      Ignorant ass.

  3. August 30, 2012 at 2:11 pm
    JazThatBoi says:

    Sooooo what happened??!!

  4. August 30, 2012 at 2:15 pm
    FASHION914.COM says:

    At first i didn’t believe it…RIP

  5. August 30, 2012 at 2:17 pm
    mobwife says:

    Sad to hear about this. I’m not too familiar with the brother but my goodness suicide is simply tragic. My his soul finally rest and his family & friends find peace!

  6. August 30, 2012 at 2:27 pm
    KD says:

    Any1 care to offer some background on this guy?

  7. August 30, 2012 at 2:30 pm
    kelly says:

    We need god.

  8. August 30, 2012 at 3:33 pm
    Oh Yeah!!! says:

    They said he shot himself after an argument with his Ex-Wife outside his apartment!


  9. August 30, 2012 at 3:37 pm
    aishaaguilerakeys says:

    Heard about him, but don’t know his work. RIP.

  10. August 30, 2012 at 4:00 pm
    MC says:

    How tragic. 🙁 I pray for his family and friends to get through this horrific incident. RIP Chris Lighty

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