Hip-Hop Mogul Chris Lighty Found Inside Bronx Home With Gunshot Wound To Head
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) – Hip-hop mogul Chris Lighty, who managed Sean “Diddy” Combs, 50 Cent and others was found dead in an apparent suicide, according to the NYPD.
Lighty was discovered Thursday at his home in the Bronx with a gunshot wound to the head. The 44-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene. Chief police spokesman Paul Browne says a .9mm handgun was found at the scene.
No note was found.
The medical examiner’s office will determine a cause of death, but authorities said the shooting appears to be self-inflicted.
Lighty was behind some of rap’s leading figures, helping them not only attain hit records but also lucrative careers outside of music. He had been a part of the scene for decades, working with pioneers like LL Cool J before starting his own management company.
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