Chris Lighty Dead — Hip Hop Mogul Dies in Apparent Suicide

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Hip hop mogul Chris Lighty — the longtime manager of 50 Cent, Diddy, Ja Rule, and Mariah Carey — was found dead this morning in NYC from what appears to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head … law enforcement sources tell our sources.

According to law enforcement, 44-year-old Lighty”s body was found by police around 11:30 AM in the backyard of his Bronx apartment. Lighty was pronounced dead on the scene, where a semi-automatic firearm was recovered.

The death is being investigated as a possible suicide.

According to sources close to Lighty, the hip hop mogul had been in an argument with his ex-wife and shot himself in the head.

We”re told the couple got divorced last year and Lighty hadn”t been the same since.