Hip Hop Mourns The Death Of Chris Lighty

Published: Thursday 30th Aug 2012 by David

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.

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  1. Suicide Blonde August 30, 2012

    So sad R.I.P.

  2. Rihanna Navy August 30, 2012


    • Erickane August 30, 2012

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

    • CzarM August 30, 2012

      Ignorant ass.

  3. JazThatBoi August 30, 2012

    Sooooo what happened??!!

  4. FASHION914.COM August 30, 2012

    At first i didn’t believe it…RIP

  5. mobwife August 30, 2012

    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. KD August 30, 2012

    Any1 care to offer some background on this guy?

  7. kelly August 30, 2012

    We need god.

  8. Oh Yeah!!! August 30, 2012

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


  9. aishaaguilerakeys August 30, 2012

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

  10. MC August 30, 2012

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

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