HollywoodFAQs: American music industry executive Chris Lighty killed himself on August 30, 2012 after he had a heated argument with his wife. Lighty is a long-time manager who had worked with some of the big names like 50 Cent, Diddy, Busta Rhymes, Mariah Carey and Ja Rule.
The hip hop mogul had walked out of his apartment after declaring “I’m tired of this,” and shot himself in the head behind his Riverdale home at about 11:30 am. The founder and chief of Violator Management was found dead by the police.
The 44-year-old was found dead lying face up on the basement patio in a pool of blood with a 9 mm pistol at his side. The shocking suicide followed a wild spat between Lighty and his 36-year-old wife Veronica. Veronica had filed for divorce last year.
The moving trucks were at the home as the veteran music manager was preparing to move out of the three storey townhouse. It was revealed that Veronica told the police that he was facing financial problems which includes a $5 million debt to the IRS. But the Associated Press had reported that the manager had paid most of what he had owed by selling a Manhattan apartment for $5.6 millions in the month of October last year.