We have heard several reports and sources saying Chris Lighty, founder of Violator, has passed away today. Lighty was known for his management work with the likes of Mariah Carey, Busta Rhymes, Q-Tip, Missy Elliott, Nas, LL Cool J, and more. The cause of death remains unknown, but we will be sure to keep you updated on that as soon as we can confirm that. Our prayers go out to friends and family of Mr. Lighty.
Never without a smile.Gonna be missed. Rest in Peace my friend Chris Lighty.
— ALCHEMIST (@Alchemist) August 30, 2012
R.I.P CHRIS LIGHTY THE MAN THAT SAVED MY LIFE!!!
— FAT JOE (@fatjoe) August 30, 2012
wow.no words.RIP Chris Lighty.
— DJ DRAMA (@DJDRAMA) August 30, 2012
My God…..my god…Chris Lighty…..Rest in Peace brother….
— 9th Wonder (@9thWonderMusic) August 30, 2012
RIP Hiphop legend Chris Lighty
— ♃☩Andy Milonakis☩♃ (@AndyMilonakis) August 30, 2012
Hard one to grab Yo damn…. My most humble prayers to the family of Chris Lighty!
— Ghostface Killah (@GhostfaceKillah) August 30, 2012