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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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31.

TERESA MARTIN    

what is up with all these rich ppl killing themselves lately ? i don't get it !!!!

693 days ago
32.

LCS27    

If I had to sleep every single night knowing that I'm guilty for bringing to the world 50 Cent, Diddy, Ja Rule, i'd probably kill myself too.

693 days ago
33.

Em    

Just shows you that celebrity doesn't bring total happiness

693 days ago
34.

BigJigga304    

Pu$$y whipped

693 days ago
35.

Cheryl    

I'll wait for the autopsy before I believe suicide.

693 days ago
36.

romba    

"Suicide." Hahahaha. Get real, somebody profited big from snuffing this dude out.

693 days ago
37.

AlwaysOnTimeB    

So sad for his young son. RIP!

693 days ago
38.

Regina    

I didn't know who the dude was, but suicide is never the answer. Things will ALWAYS get better. I am sorry for his wife and family. My condolences.

693 days ago
39.

sowhat    

he shot himself in the back yard of his apartment....
who has a apartment with a backyard?

693 days ago
40.

Edarri    

For real...really for a chick...maybe there were other issues but, dang...not for a chick, not for anyone or anything...suicide is not the answer.

693 days ago
41.

angie    

always sad when someone takes their own life

693 days ago
42.

Miva    

My prayers are with his beautiful family, Mr. Lighty death is a great loss. (Found his wife Veronica's article with tons of pics here http://fandaily.info/?p=31585)

693 days ago
43.

cindy    

Illumanti strikes again !!!! Dont know what im talking about? Google it. Aleyah, Tupak, Biggy, Michael, Whitney,, all killed by illumanati... Tupac rapped about it.. M&M wrote a whole album about trying to get out of it....

693 days ago
44.

fake beef     

50 and ja rule have same manager phony ass rappers

693 days ago
45.

God-Of-Lyf    

I bet it was Suge, Just Saying...

693 days ago
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