May 8, 1968|
The Bronx, New York City, U.S.
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 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 buisness". Lighty was also the founder of Violator, a record label.
References[change | change source]
- 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.