|Born||May 8, 1968
The Bronx, New York City, U.S.
|Died||August 30, 2012 (aged 44)
The Bronx, New York, U.S.
|Cause of death||Suicide by shooting|
|Occupation||Music executive, Talent agent|
Chris Lighty (May 8, 1968 – August 30, 2012) was a American music executive and a talent agent. He helped many artists and musicians during his career. Lighty was "one of the most powerful figures in the hip-hop buisness". Lighty was also the founder of Violator, a record label.
- Kemp, Joe (August 30, 2012). "Hip-hop manager Chris Lighty dead after shooting himself outside his Bronx apartment: cops". Daily News. http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/hip-hop-manager-chris-lighty-dead-apparent-suicide-bronx-apartment-cops-article-1.1148073. Retrieved August 30, 2012.