Hip-Hop Mogul Chris Lighty Found Dead

Chris Lighty Hip Hop Mogul Chris Lighty Found Dead

Some unfortunate news to share today. It’s being reported by various sources, including the New York Daily News, that veteran hip-hop manager Chris Lighty has died from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

As a respected pillar of the hip-hop community, Lighty was widely heralded for the work he did alongside some of the genres biggest and brightest stars. Past clients include Mariah Carey, Busta Rhymes, Q-Tip, Missy Elliott, Diddy, Ja Rule and 50 Cent. Lighty also founded and operated the record label and entertainment conglomerate, Violator. He was 44.

Artists react on Twitter to Lighty’s passing: