Chris Lighty and Valerie Lighty

Hip-Hop Rumors: Chris Lighty’s Wife Speaks Out – Adds More Mystery To His Suicide

Veronica Lighty, the wife of late business architect Chris Lighty, has finally broken her silence about the recent suicide of her husband. The NY Daily News caught up with her outside of her house yesterday, and instead of clearing up some of the questions surrounding his death, her interview seems to fuel the fire even more and added more questions into the equation. Check out what she told the paper:

“My husband was too smart of a man. He was a genius. No smart man is going to leave his children for fighting with his wife. That makes absolutely no sense.”

“We had a passionate relationship. We fought all the time.”

“I had filed for divorce last year, but retracted it two days before Father’s Day. That was my gift to him.”

My question is, if they were reconciling, why was there a moving truck outside of their house and reports that he was moving out the day he killed himself?

Veronica did clear up the rumor about debt being the root of Lighty’s depression.

“We were not in debt $5 million,” she said.

The Associated Press reported Friday that Lighty had used the proceeds from the sale of the Chelsea apartment to pay off most of the IRS debt. But he still owed more than $330,000 in state and federal taxes, the AP reported.

And, a bank sued him in April for being overdrawn by $53,584, the AP reported.

His widow would only say, “Chris had a lot of weight on his shoulders.”

So much mystery surrounding the reason behind Chris Lighty’s suicide. I can only hope his family finds some closure soon. You can read the full story and interview here.

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