50 Cent, Chris Lighty (photo: Denise Truscello, Wire Image)Chris Lighty, arguably one of the biggest artist managers in hip-hop, died Thursday, a spokesperson for the NYC Office of Chief Medical Examiner confirmed to Yahoo! Music. He was 44.
While the coroner office representative could not confirm any details surrounding the death, sources told the New York Daily News that the mogul shot himself while arguing with his ex-wife.
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Lighty, who has directed the careers of Diddy, Missy Elliott, Busta Rhymes, LL Cool J, Mariah Carey and 50 Cent, died around 11:30 a.m. in his Bronx apartment, police told the Daily News.
A .9mm handgun is believed to be the weapon used in the killing, Chief police spokesperson Paul Browne told the Associated Press.
Several artists on Lighty's Violator management roster mourned his death via Twitter.Read More »from 50 Cent, Mariah Carey, Diddy Manager Chris Lighty Dead At 44