Chris Lighty, the 44-year-old manager of Mariah Carey, Sean “Diddy” Combs and 50 Cent, was found dead in his apartment Thursday.
The New York City medical examiner has ruled the death of the hip-hop mogul a suicide.
According to the ME, Lighty died from a self-inflicted gunshot to the head. A 9 mm handgun was discovered near the body of the deceased.
Chris and his wife, Veronica, were in the midst of a divorce and he was reportedly having financial trouble.
Mariah Carey tweeted, “Love and heartfelt prayers go out to Chris Lighty’s family and all of us whose life he touched. Words cannot express the sadness we share today.”
Sean “Diddy” Combs said, “RIP Chris Lighty…. Miss you bro. I knew him as Baby Chris. I still can’t believe it. WTF IS GOING ON?”
50 Cent released this statement: “Chris has been an important part of my business and personal growth for a decade. He was a good friend and advisor who helped me develop as an artist and businessman. My prayers are with his family. He will be greatly missed.”