Aug 30, 2012

Reports are circulating about the apparent suicide of long time music executive Chris Lighty.

Lighty, an executive who has worked with musical stars such as Mariah Carey, Diddy, and 50 Cent, was found dead in his Bronx apartment.

Sources are saying that Lighty shot himself during an argument with his ex-wife Thursday morning. 

Here's how the NY Daily News is reporting the tragedy:

Lighty, 44 — a longtime manager of 50 Cent, Diddy, Ja Rule and Mariah Carey — put a gun to his head and fired after a spat with his former wife, Veronica, inside the South Riverdale apartment about 11:30 a.m., police sources said.

Law enforcement sources said Lighty — who divorced his wife last year — may have been dealing with financial struggles, including owing about $5 million to the IRS.

Lighty, founder of Violator Management, merged with another talent company to form Primary Violator around the time his divorce.

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