Chris Lighty

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Chris Lighty
Born(1968-05-08)May 8, 1968
DiedAugust 30, 2012(2012-08-30) (aged 44)
The Bronx, New York, U.S.
Cause of deathSuicide by shooting
OccupationMusic executive, Talent agent

Chris Lighty (May 8, 1968 – August 30, 2012) was an 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 business". Lighty was also the founder of Violator, a record label.

Lighty was born in The Bronx, New York City on May 8, 1968. He committed suicide by shooting himself on August 30, 2012 in his home in The Bronx. He was 44 years old.[1]

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  1. Kemp, Joe (August 30, 2012). "Hip-hop manager Chris Lighty dead after shooting himself outside his Bronx apartment: cops". Daily News. Retrieved August 30, 2012.

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