Man it seems like there is not a day that goes by that we are not mourning the loss of someone in the industry. This could be actors, singers or more. Well today we got word that one of the most respected guys in the industry has died. Violator Ceo Chris Lighty has died of apparent suicide, and was found in his Bronx Apartment. While details are still rather limited, Chris has been very instrumental in the lives of artist like 50 Cent, Missy Elliot, Diddy, Mariah Carey and has helped to launch the careers of so many others.

Here are some tweets from some of those affected by his death:

Fat Joe: "R.I.P CHRIS LIGHTY THE MAN THAT SAVED MY LIFE!!!" and "I Would Be Nothing Without YOU!!! My Kids Appreciate YOU God Bless Chris Lighty"

Ghostface Killah: "Hard one to grab Yo damn.... My most humble prayers to the family of Chris Lighty!"

Chuck D: "R I P Chris Lighty SMH to the mongrels that have made the BLACKmusic industry a depressing game to drag such good cats into a pit of bullsht"

DJ Drama: "wow. no words. RIP Chris Lighty."

Ludacris: R.I.P. Chris Lightly who always had the best energy every time I had an encounter with him. He will be missed.

 

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