Chris Lighty

BREAKING NEWS: Sources: Chris Lighty Dead

 

Chris Lighty is dead, according to multiple sources.

The Hip-Hop manager, who managed artists like 50 Cent, Busta Rhymes, Missy Elliott, LL Cool J, Mariah Carey, Diggy Simmons and numerous others.

According to The New York Daily News, Lighty put a gun to his head and shot himself, after an argument with his ex-wife Veronica, inside of his Bronx apartment.

A slew of condolences have hit Twitter and other social networks.

Lighty was a staple in Hip-Hop and managed acts like Mariah Carey, Busta Rhymes, Q-Tip, Missy Elliott, and 50 Cent. He was also a member of Boogie Down Productions.

He was reportedly going through a difficult divorce, and it contributed greatly to his stress, sources with AllHipHop.com said.

Other sources told AllHipHop.com that Lighty had an automatic, cryptic auto-reply email message that indicated Lighty may be hospitalized for an undisclosed ailment as of last night.

Jeff Robinson, former manager of Alicia Keys and Lighty’s friend tweeted, “So very sad about Chris lighty..Great long time friend,fellow bronxite and peer…incredible businessman and person.”

Lighty was 44.

  • B

    Best Manager in the game..Great human being,damn….

    • disqus_CDlbQiAmGY

      not to be all cynical and what not, but how many managers do you know that’s in the industry to say if he was the best or not? I mean, he managed a lot of big named artists, but wouldn’t whoever managed Michael Jackson, who sold more records than damn near all his artists combined, be the best manager? Im jus sayin

      • Jared Bolden-Whyte

        how many records sold have nothing to do with management

      • Eric

        not to be an ass, but that comment was just dumb.

  • Damn RIP! I don’t understand or maybe its cuz I’m poor but he was a rich dude! What problems can’t be fixed and your bread is long!!? Or maybe dude had some terrible secret and he felt like he had to out himself. Anyways RIP..

    • Money doesn’t make you happy happiness makes you happy.

  • CanYouAllHearMe

    jimmy henchman had him knocked off

    • Tony G.

      Dumb shyt

      • NEWSKULL

        INDEED

  • Suicide….Dam that’s crazy…It goes to show that the grass is not always greener on the other side.

  • @MAX_B_QUOTES

    R.I.P CHRIS LIGHTY!!! #SALUTE

  • Reblogged this on NGA NewZ and commented:
    Is this true??? I don’t know about this…

  • in amazes me when people that are so successful in life feel they have nothing to live for… RIP

    • dominicancoke

      Success and money dont equal to being happy rich people commit suicide as.well

      • suge380

        Real Talk, it seems like they are prone to it though. Like Money make them weak minded or something.

  • OMG,He was so fine.Don’t let be true!

    • ccwaterbound32

      boppin aint cool baby. cut it out.

    • abrown79

      Dumb broad…so since he was fine…dont let it be true…man, Im so glad Im a good father to my daughter…cause women like you scare me and make me make sure I dont let my baby grow up with an ignorant ass mentality like you.

      • Bitch I can say he was fine,You know nothing about me you dumb bastard.

      • scullyson

        lol…you wild

      • I was trying to say that he was fine and I hope that it wasn’t true that he took his own life.It posted the shit 3 time and didn’t let me finish.abrown79 is probably one of these thirsty ass nigga’s that look me up on facebook and send me a friend request that I don’t accept.He mad lmao

      • Hahahaa! Damn,you eithered & eithered dude right back!
        LOL!

        I’m calling this one a DRAW!
        RIP Chris!

      • scullyson

        Ah ha ha ha …I hear you ma…I was just trippin when I seen all them responses thats all….Didnt take it like you were on some rah rah ish. u good…

  • OMG ,don’t let this be true!

  • He was so sexy and fine!

  • ethan

    it goes to show u that with all the money in the world it does not ultimately bring u happiness, rip. boggie down productions

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  • Oknas

    Money aint the root to happiness, peace with self is.

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  • digitallife

    R.I.P Chris Lighty!! Every rapper under your management ever owes their fortunes to you, even the ones that walk around screaming ceo when they owe it all to you…Damn shame i’ve been on here praising this guy for a minute because I know exactly how responsible he is for people’s success and never got the credit he deserved. Damn man..shht like this makes you stop and think real hard..

  • RIP!
    Hard to believe that he was that stressed.

    • NEWSKULL

      Yes He was very stressed out… But it is not like there was no way out … especially for a dude that overcame so much obstacle in his life to go down like that?… I don’t know Man… I thought he would be a lot thougher mentally… What I read is that He owed 5 Million$ to the IRS…And at the same time his wife filled for divorce actually that’s what hurt him… He had to sell an appartment he had in N.Y. to pay off the IRS debt… Now he is financially stable… But What really pushed him over the edge is the argument he had with his ex wife that day … that’s just sad for him and his family… RIP

      • A crazy B’ish can F’ugg up your life!…More than the IRS?

      • suge380

        Never thought of it that way, but you are right.

  • #conspiracy

  • brotha_man

    cowards way out. rest in peace

  • AGDM

    skip marriage = no divorce ever.

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  • Biba Adams

    So sad… Travel on in light, Chris… We will all miss you.

  • Scotty Pimpin

    He was a member of the Jungle Brothers not Boogie Down Productions

    • johnblacksad

      Thank you!

      SMH @ ‘Allhiphop’…

      • Member?
        Hard to call, Chris lived in Bx River, ( Africa Bambatta / The Mighty Zulu Nation ) got his start as DJ Red Alert’s Roadie, hard to believe he wasn’t down with BDP, at least socially. Red Alert is down with BDP.

        BDP is deeper than the artist.

  • toreal

    Bitches ain’t worth killing yourself over.

    • dominicancoke

      Amen thats why I blocked sentimental feelings for women just sex

      • toreal

        I understand.

  • Pierre Elliott

    WORD. UNDERSTAND THIS PEOPLES, WE ARE IN THE ABSOLUTION ERA.
    WE ARE LOSING MANY VALUABLE PEOPLE, AND VALUABLE BLACK PEOPLE…

    NOW WE NEED TO MAKE THINGS OF VALUE, WHICH INCLUDES SELF VALUE.
    COMMUNICATION, AND YES; BRING BACK THAT TRUE REAL HIP HOP.

    CHRIS WOULD HAVE WANTED THAT MOST. THIS IS A HUGE, HUGE LOSS…
    I SAW CHRIS A COUPLE OF WEEKS AGO, AND WAS GOING TO ASK HIM FOR MANAGEMENT, BUT LIKE DILLA; HE IS GONE. WTF IS GOING ON PEOPLE?!?!

    R.I.P. CHRIS, WHEN I DROP IL MAKE SURE YOU GET A DEDICATION BROTHER.
    YOU WILL BE SORELY SORELY MISSED…

    INSANE RELICK

    PRODUCER/ MC/ARTIST

    • Pierre Elliott

      HOW THE FCUK I GOT DISLIKES? I HAVE NOTHING BUT RESPECT…..
      WOW, MOST OF YOU DO NOTHING ONLINE DUDES SUCK…

      GET A FCUKN LIFE..

      JUNGLE BROTHERS ON THE RUN YALLL.. SAMMY B

      • Sammy B? Stop playing!
        Got music on Youtube?

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  • ccwaterbound32

    if they killed him f**k em! if he killed himself than that’s on him! just hope his fam is ok and can pull through this somehow.

  • gomer_1

    Went out ass backwards…like a bitch

    • Tony G.

      Man if u aint walk in his shoes stfu with ur nonsense

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  • dominicancoke

    R.i.p chris lighty dude managed so many careers he even helped 50 get that vitamin water deal rest in peace suicide is never.the.answer

  • gomer_1

    What a coward.

  • Chris

    I’m surprised this page isn’t flooded with Illuminati conspiracy theories.

  • Southcidal

    Never quite understood suicide. I have always looked at tommorow as an opportunity to bettter my situation. No tommorow means no way shiit gets better. I’ve seen many people, including myself go through a lot worse shiit than losing a woman.

  • chippc

    Wasn’t he a Def Jam exec? Didnt the last exec kill himself too? RIP.

  • Slaughtr

    Much Love to my man Chris I will always keep the howard u days as a great memory.Rest in Peace and respect for your brothers who looked up to you. Rest in Peace and may the creator take you in his hands. This should be a lesson to the younger generation trying to fight so hard to get in the business be careful of what you wish for Money,Success and Fame doesn’t fully make happiness at the end of the day it should be love.Love is your family and close friends not superficial things.Personally we don’t know what somebody is going through on the inside or even their battles so understand do this music with integrity and thank the man to see another day All love and respect to our hip hop comrades who are no longer here.Chris will be missed he invented grindin.

  • johnblacksad

    “Actions have reactions, don’t be quick to judge
    You may not know the hardships people don’t speak of
    It’s best to step back, and observe with couth
    For we all must meet our moment of truth”
    R.I.P. G.U.R.U.

    R.I.P. Chris Lighty

    • scullyson

      True dat Black. RIP C.L.

  • water_ur_seeds

    Daum thats crazy, sad to hear it, cant believe it… RIP starrr… Didnt know He was member of BDP…

  • well that’s what happens when you let cash rule everything around you….if you think about it…before the guy was rich or had a beautiful wife their was no need to kill himself!!!!….think on it

  • smdh @boogie down productions…how u work fa a hip hop site an manage ta f**k up a detail like dat?

  • hoeyuno

    R.i.p… Life is hard.

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  • RIP and respect where it’s due.
    Without Chris a lot of careers would not have lasted.
    We are loosing a real black business man here,
    somebody who really had a stake in this business
    and was not just a talker too fool the consumers
    out there.

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  • $18916246

    Foul Play……Found Dead?…..FOUL PLAY! Suicide, Accidental Death, Apparent Robbery, Mysterious Illness,…..all well known media promoted causes of death for people associated with American Government Politics and it’s Entertainment Industry? I call this death by vice: Person found dead or ends up dead and the media promotes your death to be associated with any and all known personal vices and or conflicts. Hence the perfect cover-up. Look below the surface….there “lies” the truth….look beyond the obvious people.

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  • Q.

    Wow. RIP to a Hip-Hop pioneer. I wish the brother healing on his journey.

    This one just doesn’t sound right though.

  • R.I.P

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