Sad News: Chris Lighty Passes Away
Sad news has emerged that music industry veteran and manager Chris Lighty has passed away. Sources close to VIBE have confirmed the news.
Chris Lighty was the founder of Violator Management and worked with the likes of Busta Rhymes, Missy Elliott, 50 Cent, A Tribe Called Quest, LL Cool J, Nas and more.
Condolences go out to his friends and family.
NY Daily News has reported that he shot himself during an argument with his ex-wife in his New York apartment.
Artists have taken to Twitter to pay tribute to him:
Diddy (@iamdiddy) R.I.P. Christ Lighty. He Was A Dear Friend Of Mine And I Still Can’t Believe It.
DJ DRAMA (@DJDRAMA) wow. no words. RIP Chris Lighty.
Rest in Peace
@clighty this is terrible news!!
— PUSHA T (@PUSHA_T) August 30, 2012
R.I.P CHRIS LIGHTY THE MAN THAT SAVED MY LIFE!!!
— FAT JOE (@fatjoe) August 30, 2012
R.I.P Chris Lighty
— Lloydbanks (@Lloydbanks) August 30, 2012
rest in peace Chris Lighty. thank you for everything
— Childish Gambino (@DonaldGlover) August 30, 2012