Hip-hop mogul Chris Lightytook his own life, the New York City medical examiner's office ruled (AP/Jim Cooper)
Hip-hop mogul Chris Lighty committed suicide, the New York City medical examiner's office has ruled.
The 44-year-old manager of Mariah Carey, Sean "Diddy" Combs and 50 Cent was found dead in his Bronx apartment on Thursday with a gunshot wound to his head.
A 9mm handgun was found in the apartment.
The medical examiner's office said Lighty died from a self-inflicted wound.
Lighty had been a major player in the industry for decades, working with pioneers such as LL Cool J before starting his own management company, Violator.
Lighty and his wife Veronica had been in the process of divorcing and he was also having financial trouble, according to court records.