Friday, August 31, 2012

Chris Lighty Has Died


Chris Lighty, a hip-hop mogul who helped the likes of Sean Combs, 50 Cent and Mariah Carey attain not only hit records, but also careers outside music, was found dead in his New York City apartment Thursday in an apparent suicide. He was 44. Chris had been divorced from his wife for about a year and friends and family say he had not been the same since.

12 comments:

ClearlyDisturbed said...

and Jesus wept

kriss_t said...

Sad for his wife...read the article in a NY paper (online)... my understanding was that after the fight he walked away, said he couldn't take it anymore and shot himself in the head. I feel terrible for her.

ClearlyDisturbed said...

Depression and sadness make people do extreme things.. RIP

Sherry said...

This is so sad.

Cmermaid said...

He was also ripped off in the millions by the Madoff ponzi scheme... RIP

*girl said...

I always feel heartbroken whe people see no other way out.

My brother committed suicide (I think) by drowning himself in a river when he couldn't get sober, just so his family would get benefits. It still hurts.

Nutty_Flavor said...

So sad that this got 6 comments and Leann Rimes's tirade got more than a hundred. That said, I follow entertainment news, and I have never heard of this man. Anyway, RIP.

nettalovesrobin said...

Rip Chris

Layna Day said...

He was well known among the hip hop community. Anyone who followed the music during the 1990s would have been familiar with him. He managed a lot of popular rappers. So sad to hear this.

Snapdragon said...

How awful.

Popcorn Sutton said...

This is sad. I wish that people could see that it will get better. Does anyone know if he had any kids?

Bubbles said...

He was found in the backyard of his house in the Bronx in Riverdale, not inside an apartment.