Chris Lighty Dead: Committed Suicide

Unbelievable. Hip hop mogul, Chris Lighty, responsible for starting Violator management (one of the first big hip hop management groups) and which managed acts such as 50 Cent, Mariah Carrey, and Diddy was found dead from a gunshot wound to the head. Sources say he shot himself after he got into a fight with his ex-wife last night. Apparently, he also owes $5 million to the IRS in back taxes.

All I’m going to say is you never know what people are going through no matter how successful or happy they seem on the outside, there’s always more to the story. I remember when my cousin took her life. It was shocking, it didn’t make any sense, I was hysteric because she was beautiful, smart and successful, we only found out later she was suffering from mental health issues. I know things like “depression” and “mental health issues” are frowned upon in our community, but usually when people are “acting weird” it’s usually because of some mental health issue.

I guess this is where I say, if you know anyone or are suffering from depression, go seek help.

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