NY Daily News, legendary executive Chris Lighty was found dead in his Bronx apartment this morning from an apparent suicide. He was 44.
Lighty first got his break working with Kool DJ Red Alert. He founded Violator Management in 1989 and helped mold the careers of Boogie Down Productions, Jungle Brothers, A Tribe Called Quest, Mariah Carey, Busta Rhymes, Q-Tip, Missy Elliott, Fantasia, Mýa, Diggy Simmons, Cormega, Ja Rule, Mobb Deep, LL Cool J, Nas, JoJo Pellegrino, and 50 Cent.
R.I.P Chris Lighty, you made a mark on the world that can never be extinguished. Thanx for being a pioneer!