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Chris Lighty

Chris Lighty: A Timeline Of Accomplishments [PHOTOS]

 

The music world is still reeling from the shocking death of Violator Management founder Chris Lighty. The pioneering Hip-Hop staple is not only responsible for cultivating the careers of the biggest names in the game, but was a well-respected and revered figure in the industry.

50 Cent, Busta Rhymes, N.O.R.E., Q-Tip, Mariah Carey, and Diddy were among some of the many artists Lighty managed throughout his more than 20-year career. His cause of death is said to be suicide occurring after an argument with his ex-wife Thursday (Aug. 30) morning.

The 44-year-old apparently shot himself in the head, and may have been suffering from stress brought on by financial issues.

At this time, Hip-Hop Wired is not privy to all of the details surrounding his passing, but in honor of a life that was filled with accomplishments, we’d like to honor Lighty by highlighting his feats.

Lighty was the eldest of six and raised by a single mother in the Bronx River Projects, where he learned to be determined at an early age.

“When you’re growing up in the Reagan era, you really learn the value of a food stamp—and you never want to go back there,” he said in 2008.

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  • Blessed

    I wasn’t feeling well today And this news just wont fade out my head. Regardless if you are a close friend or new him personally, it’s always heartbreaking to see someone so talented and influential past away sudden. Suicide is so dear to me because I lost my best friend to depression due to a domestic dispute. God bless his family and friends.

  • B’s from Philly

    GOD took Chris so he could manage Biggie, Pac, Heavy D, Scott La Rock, Gerald, Barry Teena and Marvin for HIS GLORY!!

    PEACE AND LOVE TO HIS CHILDREN, MAY THEY HAVE LASTING LOVING MEMORIES OF THEIR DAD!