It’s a sad day in the hip hop world as long term hip hop manager and founder of Violator Management, Chris Lighty, was found dead outside of his home in the Bronx. He was reported to have committed suicide after a heated argument with his estranged wife, Veronica. Unfortunately he was only 44 years old.
Chris Lighty is responsible for the jump start to the career of A Tribe Called Quest, and was the long standing manager of the likes of Mariah Carey, 50 Cent, LL Cool J, Busta Rhymes, and Ja Rule to name a few. It’s crazy how so many significant figures are not only dying these days, but taking their own lives. The sad thing is we’re hearing about these types of acts on a national level way more than we used to. You can get the full details of his death at NY Daily News to find out more.
Below you can check out a few tweets from different celebrities who he influenced. Our prayers and condolensces go out to his family, friends, and those who worked with him or were influenced by him throughout the years! May his soul rest in peace