"Sad day in music. According to NY Daily News, legendary executive Chris Lighty was found dead in his Bronx apartment this morning from an apparent suicide. He was 44.
Lighty first got his break working with Kool DJ Red Alert. He founded Violator Management in 1989 and helped mold the careers of BDP, Jungle Brothers, A Tribe Called Quest, LL Cool J, Busta Rhymes, Mariah Carey, 50 Cent and many others.