Chris Lighty's Death Ruled A Suicide, 50 Cent Reacts To News

Medical authorities have ruled Chris Lighty's death a suicide, and 50 Cent speaks on the loss of his manager.

The world of Hip Hop was shocked and saddened when news broke that veteran manager Chris Lighty was found dead yesterday in his Bronx home. Now, the New York Daily News confirms that Lighty's death has been ruled a suicide.

Medical examiners confirmed earlier today that Lighty's death was the result of a self-inflicted gunshot to head. While the reasons behind Lighty's suicide remain unclear, speculation indicates that Lighty's financial woes and bitter divorce may have been the impetus behind his tragic death.

“He was in a lot of pain and he possibly had some financial difficulties," said Norman Downes, a friend of Lighty. "“The only person that really knows is Chris, and he ain’t here.”

One of Lighty's star clients, 50 Cent, also released a statement via Billboard bemoaning the loss of his friend and business associate. Lighty famously helped Fif broker a multi-million dollar deal between him and Vitamin Water.   

"Chris has been an important part of my business and personal growth for a decade," said Fif. "He was a good friend and advisor who helped me develop as an artist and businessman. My prayers are with his family. He will be greatly missed." 

DX send its condolences to Lighty's friends, family and associates.

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47 Comments

  • Anonymous

    I think divorce laws should be changed.Firstly a man should not go broke or bankrupt just to pay alimony or child support.He should be meant to pay the exact amount he was paying for child up keep when the child or children lived with him.Secondly during a divorce a man's responsibility (financially,emotionally &otherwise) is to his CHILDREN ONLY.The wife could fuck off and fend for herself,he shouldnt hv to pay her a dime IF she is the one asking for divorce.Lastly since we are suppose to be in a "gender equality era"(some crap that is by the way cos they treat women better than men in court)shouldnt the child support be split equally among the divorcing partners?.That is what has to be done.

  • Celo

    R.i.p. Chris lightly, you'll live on through your kids! Suicide is not the way to go people their is other solutions to your problems which are less painful for your loved ones!! I took chris from his home in Pinecrest, Fl. to the airport in my cab a few Occasions.

  • Irv Gotti

    Shouldnt have said Fuck Gotti on the start of that Hail Mary track with Eminem an 50, trying to be hard or something...(Sh!t gon change) Goes to show money dont make a person happy!!! Irv Gotti >>>>> Chris Lighty all damn day... an incase u forgot ITS STILL MURDA!!!

  • iluminati

    Iluminati writen all over this shit watch!

  • Anonymous

    he didn't kill himself, just like ron brown's death wasn't an accidental plane crash.

  • The Game

    too bad 50's last album FLOPPED #RED ALBUM

  • Anonymous

    "a lot of our entertainers have been leaving us lately" Lighty wasn't an entertainer. And yes, there is another place for you to go when its time. It's called Facebook.

    • chillthrills

      no one said he was a entertainer,,i was doing the knowledge,,,to the fact,,,a lot of our entertainners are leaving this life,,,,,and fuck,,, fedbook,,,,,,agent zero

  • Anonymous

    First time I heard of "Chris Lighty" was on 50 Cent - After My Cheddar. Some random mixtape track.

  • Ice Cube

    just another nigga DEAD

  • chilltrills

    to kill yourself over bread or a woman is a no no,,,he was to well connected to go out like that,,,however there or dark forces in the business of music and in this world,,,although people die every day and we dont hear shit about it,,,,a lot of our entertainers have been leaving us lately,,,,,makes you wonder,,,is there another place in this universe,for us? to exist,,,just a thought,,although ,we are made up of all the elements in the universe,,,we never die we just go back to the essence,,,,ALL PRAISES DO TO THE MAKER OWNER CREATOR OF THE PLANET EARTH SUN MOON AND THE STARS,,,,PEACE

  • Anonymous

    Whether it was suicide or foul play, it's still open to interpretation. That's how the media works.

  • Don

    I CAME HERE IN SHOCK JUST TO POST A SIMPLE REST IN PEACE TO THIS MAN JUST OUT OF RESPECT CAUSE OF HOW 50 CENT USE TO HAVE HIM ON HIS MIXTAPES BACK IN THE EARLY 2000S. NOBODY REALLY KNOWS HOW HE DIED UNLESS YOU ARE IN HIS CIRLCE AND EVEN IF YOU ARE IN HIS CIRCLE,THAT DOESNT MEAN THEY KNOW THE FULL TRUTH. IM NOT SAYING HE WAS MURDERED BUT IM NOT GONNA FULLY BELIEVE HE KILLED HIMSELF JUST CAUSE PEOPLE SAID SO EITHER. HOLLYWOOD AND THIS WORLD ITSELF IS CRAZY AND I WOULDNT BE SHOCKED IF I FOUND OUT HE WAS MURDERED OVER SOMETHING THAT WOULD NEVER BE DISCUSSED IN THE MEDIA CAUSE IT HAPPEND IN THE PAST AND BELIEVE IT STILL HAPPENS TODAY NOT SAYING THIS IS ONE OF THOES CASES. THEY CAN LOCK ME UP FOR HAVING A LITTLE BIT OF WEED BUT THEY CANT FIND A MURDERER WHO MURDERED THE BIGGEST RAPPER EVER WHICH IS TUPAC? LOL DONT BELIEVE EVERYTHING YOU HEAR OR READ,EVEN IF ITS CNN. YOU HAVE TO MAKE YOUR OWN MIND UP CAUSE THEY CAN LIE AND YOU'LL BELIVE THEM CAUSE THEY'RE THE MOST "TRUSTED NEWS NETWORK"LOL LOL

    • TommyK

      I understood everything U said... U tried to balance opinion and thoughts with plain fuckin common sense. I don't know how Chris Lighty died, but the FBI and god knows who else had Pac and Big under surveillance on the nights they were murdered and its still unsolved?? Don't believe everything they tell U. I was more with Ja Rule and Irv during the beef beef with Fif and Lighty... but there is no coming back from death. Thoughts and prayers go to his family.

  • Bk 90's Era

    He was killed, point blank. Who said it was a suicide? The media, the powers that be, exactly. Go head and believe what you wanna believe and I'll believe what I wanna believe. Don Cornelious, Shakir Stewart and Chris Lighty all committed suicide with a single gun shot to the head, YEAH RIGHT! wake up and do the math!

    • TommyK

      When I heard about Chris Lighty, I immediately thought about the Def Jam boss Shakir Stewart... I don't know what happened, but something is weird about a black man dedicating his life to being successful against all odds... only to give up and shot yourself in the head. Personal problems are scary and U never know what a person is going thru inside... but something is strange.

  • 909

    what people dont kno is that chris and 50 were real close ..that why they put 50 on here

  • Anonymous

    When Ja gets out he'll find out the truth.

  • Anonymous

    "there's always bankrupcy as an option" Which would have destroyed his credit and probably led him to do the same thing.

  • Anonymous

    Ruled a suicide? How much did they investigate? He couldn't be doing worse than Dame Dash and he still out here, there's always bankrupcy as an option.

  • FUCK ALL Y"ALL

    I said this the other day and I'ma be true to it from here on out. Fuck HHDX. Reason I say that is because these bitch ass niggas commenting on here with your stupid post. I wish I could smack the fuck out everyone of y'all man. R.I.P. Chris Lighty. I didn't know you peronally but you had to be going through some rough times. God bless your loved ones.

  • HHFAN

    R.I.P. I hope it wasn't for financial reasons. Never let money control you, it's just a tool.

  • MARIO

    I dont buy the suicide talk....he was murdered..he had paid most of his tax debt off...shakir stewart head of def jam,....now chris lighty....smdh..who will they murder next

    • Anonymous

      cosign anonymous you sound like the type of nigga who thinks everything is connect or a conspiracy

    • Anonymous

      Your an idiot. Illouminati behind this too? haha PEOPLE TAKE THEIR OWN LIVES money dont mean shit when ur dealing with depression money not gonnna change that , lots of poor ass people who dont shoot themselves but it happens to blame it on murder or conspiracy ....u must be someone who things EVERYTHING is not the way it seems...shit get it together, RIP Lighty hope you're at peace now

    • Sparkz

      I agree. Seems like anyone who stood from something is getting exed out one way or another.

  • Anonymous

    Anytime 50 got something to say, here comes DX to dickeat. was the 50 cent part really nessessary????

  • thought dog

    As 50 eats a fine dinner and continues his evening.

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