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Hip Hop Mogul Chris Lighty

Found Shot Dead

In Apparent Suicide

8/30/2012 12:42 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Hip hop mogul Chris Lighty -- the longtime manager of 50 Cent, Diddy, Ja Rule, and Mariah Carey -- was found dead this morning in NYC from what appears to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head ... law enforcement sources tell TMZ.

According to law enforcement, 44-year-old Lighty's body was found by police around 11:30 AM in the backyard of his Bronx apartment. Lighty was pronounced dead on the scene, where a semi-automatic firearm was recovered.

The death is being investigated as a possible suicide.

According to sources close to Lighty, the hip hop mogul had been in an argument with his ex-wife and shot himself in the head.

We're told the couple got divorced last year and Lighty hadn't been the same since.

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1.

myopinion    

SO SAD...taking your life is not the answer there is NOTHING that bad in your life to take your life.

RIP Chris Lighty

781 days ago
2.

ABB    

I had never heard of this person before. I didn't know who the hell he was.

781 days ago
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Straight Talkin Texan    

Divorce can rip a person apart.

If you're thinking about suicide, please read this first:

http://www.metanoia.org/suicide/

781 days ago
4.

WhyYouAsk    

R.I.P.

781 days ago
5.

Delaware D    

RIP brother.

781 days ago
6.

Gretel    

Yeah, that'll teach her! Guess what? She's still alive and you're not. She won.

781 days ago
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Sin D    

Very sad. NEVER do this because of a woman.

781 days ago
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Majestik    

Oh look out, he managed Mariah "Attention Whore" Carey. Wait for it folks, six threads of Mariah.

781 days ago
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Virtual Insanity    

One of his last tweets was on a DJ who died in 8.27.87. Suicide is always sad.

781 days ago
10.

sidithers    

Had to be the music

781 days ago
11.

heddahopper    

So terribly sad... a permanent solution to a temporary problem.

781 days ago
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Celeb Gossip Addict    

That's horrible. So sorry he couldn't hold it together. The human mind is an amazing thing. When it's gone there isn't much you can do about it.

781 days ago
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Jay W.     

Said it before and I'll say it again... "Depression Sucks."


RIP Chris

781 days ago
14.

Spicy mag    

Women, can't live with 'em.

781 days ago
15.

delerious    

A Hurt Heart is the worst pain, one you feel there is never a cure only time. Remember this when you are dealing with loved ones.

781 days ago
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