Hip Hop/Rap mogul Chris Lighty was found dead earlier this morning outside of his New York City apartment after putting a gun to his head and committing suicide.
Lighty, who had founded the Violator record label and management company, was reportedly in the middle of an argument with his estranged wife, Veronica, who filed for divorce last year. Police say Lighty walked out of his Bronx apartment and, moments later, a gunshot was heard. Lighty was found dead with a handgun sitting next to him.
Lighty was the manager for Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs, 50 Cent, Mariah Carey, and numerous Hip Hop/Rap groups.
The death will likely hit Diddy hard as he lost and had to bury his BFF (Best Fat Friend) The Notorious B.I.G. back in 1996 after he was gunned down.