Chris Lighty’s tragic death left a hole in the heart of hip-hop and that of his wife and family, who laid Lighty to rest earlier this week. But while many, including a medical examiner, believe that the Violator Entertainment founder took his own life, his family is now requesting a second autopsy amid claims that they think his death may have been at the hands of another person.
According to the Associated Press, via The Boombox, forensic pathologist Michael Baden revealed on Sept. 5 that he already performed the second autopsy per the family’s request and that he is waiting for the results of the examination.
Lighty was found outside of his Bronx, N.Y., townhouse with a gunshot wound to the head and a 9mm laying near his body. At the time, the wound appeared self-inflicted and a medical examiner ruled Lighty’s death a suicide.
But Lighty’s brother has indicated that he doesn’t believe his brother committed suicide, implying that he fears his brother may have been murdered instead.
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