Violators!!! RIP Chris Lighty!

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Sources  have confirmed that Violator Management founder Chris Lighty has passed away.

Violator has worked with stars such as Mariah Carey, Busta Rhymes,Q-Tip, Missy Elliott, Fantasia, Mýa, Diggy Simmons, Cormega, Ja Rule, Mobb Deep, LL Cool J, Nas, and more.

Jeff Robinson, who was close to Lighty, confirmed the tragic news on Twitter.

Jeff Robinson ‏@thejeffrobinson “So very sad about Chris lighty..Great long time friend,fellow bronxite and peer…incredible businessman and person.”

UPDATE: The NY Daily News has reported more details on Lighty’s death.

Hip-hop mogul Chris Lighty died Thursday morning after apparently shooting himself in the head in his Bronx apartment, sources told the Daily News.

Lighty, 44 — a longtime manager of 50 Cent, Diddy, Ja Rule and Mariah Carey — was found dead inside his South Riverdale apartment about 11:30 a.m., police sources said.

It appeared he died from a bullet to his…

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