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.
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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