The Hip-Hop world is reeling today with news that super manager Chris Lighty passed away at just 44-years-old in his New York city apartment. As previously reported the Violator management founder responsible for the careers of Diddy, Mariah Carey, Nas and 50 Cent was confirmed dead today by multiple sources. The New York Daily News reports that Lighty’s body was found inside his Bronx apartment with an apparent gunshot wound to his head and a gun nearby. Law enforcement officials tell the paper that Lighty may have been dealing with financial issues and reportedly owed $5 million to the IRS.
Since news of Lighty’s passing spread, social media has been flooded with celebs sending condolences to his loved ones including Rihanana, Big Boi of Outkast and several of the Violator rep’s close friends. Check out some celebrity reactions to his tragic passing.
Our condolences to the family and friends of the exec. -danielle canada