Chris Lighty has committed suicide, it was reporyed Thursday. The news was confirmed by Vibe.
A supposed close friend of Lighty, Jeff Robinson, was the first to confirm his death via Twitter.
Robinson wrote, "So very sad about Chris lighty..Great long time friend,fellow bronxite and peer...incredible businessman and person."
Lighty was a respected music mogul and co-founder of Violator Management, Black Enterprise reported. He also helped launch famous artists like LL Cool J, Missy Elliot and Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson, along with others, to stardom.
According to the site, he most recently worked with Michael "Blue" Williams to create Primary/Vialator, a management, publishing and marketing firm.
Lighty recently shared his "5 Tips For Success in Business" on Black Enterprise's website which was published minutes before the death reports exploded on Twitter.
People on the social media site shared their condolences:
@KarenCivil tweeted, "Devastated to hear about the loss of Chris Lighty. My prayers & thoughts are with his family."
@Decon said, "RIP Chris Lighty. Our deepest condolences to his friends, family & team"
@keyinfluencer wrote, "Now getting more confirmations that Chris Lighty has passed away. I'm stunned. #RIPBabyChris"
@worldfamousKid shared, "damn rest in peace Chris Lighty.. true pioneer. real good guy!"
The next tweeter broke the news that Lighty might have committed suicide:
@AndreasHale posted, "Just wow. Chris Lighty has passed away. I'm hearing it was suicide. No words..."
Just this week both Bill Cosby and Bill Nye (best known as "the science guy") were "killed" by Twitter, and even though death hoaxes and rumors thrive on the mini-blogosphere, this one seems to be true.
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