Celebs react to Chris Lighty’s death

Violator Records CEO Chris Lighty is photographed in his New York Office on Feb. 28, 2006. ( AP Photo/Jim Cooper)

By// Mariah Craddick

Hip-hop manager and co-founder of Violator Management Chris Lighty was found dead in his Bronx apartment of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head, according to the NY Daily News. The music industry veteran, 44, is most known for handling the careers of artists such as Diddy, 50 Cent and Mariah Carey.

As news of the tragedy quickly spread, celebs took to Twitter to send their condolences. Here are a few paying their respects:

@Tyrese “I’m in shock … He used to manage me…One of the first to believe in me…”

@Lloydbanks “R.I.P Chris Lighty”

@MonicaBrown “Another tragic loss!! God Bless the Lighty Fam, My heart aches. RIP Chris”

@TerrenceJ “RIP to Chris Lighty. Dude gave me life changing advice & wisdom. A tragic loss, he will be deeply missed. Prayers to the family.”

@MrChuckD “R I P Chris Lighty SMH to the mongrels that have made the BLACKmusic industry a depressing game to drag such good cats into a pit of bullsht”


@MsVivicaFox “OH WOW!! Chris Lighty u will be missed! This is soo shocking! Treasure Life Tweeps!”

Check out our gallery remembering Lighty here. Stay tuned to as the story develops.