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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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This is such a sad story. I wish he could have reached out and gotten help.

782 days ago


its not true. there are very good reasons to kill yourself. one is when you are very sick like i am presently and the health care system reaaaaly sux...with the doctors and nurses just worried about proifty before people...the same goes for dentists...yes i think we should change our laws to allow euthanasia...but who is to judge this man. he must have been in alot of mental pain. that was his decision and you justvhave to accept it. im sure the wife deosnt feel so good tonight. my deepest condolences to his family.

782 days ago


Why would anyone want to hurt him? that is if he had not committed suicide.
Medication for depression can also cause you to go ahead and KILL yourself (read the label)

782 days ago


And the ex wife will go on with her life ..
Why do people kill themselves over domestic disputes? Either to scar the person for life they are angry at or because their emotions take over ... either way, the person their vented emotions are at goes on with their life & the deceased is dead in the grave. Stupid, stupid, stupid choice.

782 days ago


Thinning out the herd!!

782 days ago


Suicide remains at epidemic proportions for black males. Yet hardly anyone is talking about it ... mental and emotional distress is just as serious as any chronic physical disease. Find out more at, and let's get people talking. With awareness comes empowerment and solutions. With silence nothing changes.

781 days ago

what it is    


781 days ago


Well can't said RIP by him doing this to his self he left his family and the wont be able to rest in peace cus u left them to me he/u was weak and wrong and I don't respect him/u for that.Bottom line it's a sin to kill ur self or man Chris u didn't have to do that to the people that loved and care about u no matter what u with threw you still had Family that seen u for u.Althought u will be miss u ain't going to heaven....

779 days ago
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