The authorities found Lighty at his Bronx residence with head gunshot. He was declared dead on the spot. No explaining message was left behind, but police retrieved a 9-mm handgun. The investigators suspect a suicide case and preliminary report reveas that Chris Lighty died of self-inflicted injuries caused by the gunshot.
Lighty was in music’s lightspot for many years and worked with LL Cool J before building up his own management company, Violator. However his life was stormed by a harsh divorce and recently he appeared to encounter economic and private troubles.
Many celebrities expressed their condolences and sorrow on Twitter:
Fat Joe posted on his page: “R.I.P. Chris Lighty, The man that saved my life!” . Diddy tweeted: : “In shock.” Rihanna wrote: “Rest peacefully Chris Lighty, my prayers go out to family and loved ones! Dear God please have mercy.” Mary J. Blige posted: “You never know what can send a person over the edge or make them want to keep living. take it easy on people.”
Also 50 Cent was left in shot at the news that Chris Lighty killed himself.
“Chris has been an relevant part of my business and personal development for a decade,”. “He was a good friend and advisor who helped me thrive as an artist and businessman. My prayers are with his family. He will be greatly missed.”
Lighty is survived by his two children and his ex-wife, Veronica, with whom he had been in a divorce process. The case was still listed as pending, however records unveiled that both parties agreed to end it in June.