Mariah Carey’s longtime manager Chris Lighty was found dead at his apartment in the Bronx. He shot himself after an argument with his ex-wife Veronica Lighty. How to Buy Property with No Money and Bad Credit
44-year-old Chris Lighty worked with some of the best artist in the music industry, he was once manager for 50 Cent, Mariah Carey, P. Diddy, Ja Rule, Busta Rhymes, LL Cool J, Soulja Boy, among others.
The news of his tragic death leaves a community mourning for a great friend, hard working man and talented manager.
Mr. Lighty shot himself at his apartment in South Riverdale about 11:30 a.m during an argument with his ex-wife Veronica Lighty. According to police reports Veronica and her ex-husband had a verbal fight, he stepped outside and shot himself, he was found face up with a 9mm gun by his side.
Darrell or Chris Lighty was the founder of the marketing group and record label Violator Management that was first created in 1989, in 2007 he created Brand Asset Group, created to “Increase revenue by more aggressively managing artist brands from all genres and capitalize on the value of those brands through corporate sponsorships, strategic and integrated marketing campaigns and comprehensive brand extensions.”
Reports stated that Lighty owned nearly $5 million to the IRS, his financial struggles and his pending divorce to Veronica who first filed the legal documents last years might have contribute to his meltdown and ultimate suicide.
Last September it was reported Chris’ Violator Management and Larry Mestel’s Primary Wave Talent Management merged to create Primary Violator Management. His wife Veronica Lighty who was highly involved in the business filed for divorce just weeks before that news was revealed.
At that time many people believed Lighty’s decision to joined forces with Mestel was just as a cover-up for his divorce agreement and financial trouble. Lighty denied it and said that he had been talking about a fusion for months.
“It was absolutely not a sale. Chris and I sat down about three months ago and said let’s get into business together.”
36-year-old Veronica M. Egel Lighty was born on March 29th, 1976, she grew up in Little ferry, New Jersey. Veronica got married to Lighty in 2003, gave birth to her adorable son Jaden six years ago. Chris also talked about his two beautiful daughters and older son Christian. Not sure about this but I think Veronica’s beautiful daughter Alexa Egel is from a previous relationship, can you corroborate this?
You can find Veronica on Facebook here
Veronica Lighty talked to media about Chris’ suicide, she said that her husband didn’t killed himself out of a fight with her, nor did the had money debts, she said that he had a lot on his shoulders. Veronica added that she filed for divorce last year, but she retracted it. Mrs. Lighty is the mom of two of Chris Lighty’s sis children.
“My husband was too smart of a man. He was a genius. No smart man is going to leave his children for fighting with his wife,” she told the Daily News in her first public comments since the founder and chief of Violator Management took his life Thursday morning. “That makes absolutely no sense. We had a passionate relationship. We fought all the time,”
“I had filed for divorce last year, but retracted it” two days before Father’s Day, she said. “That was my gift to him.”
“We were not in debt $5 million Chris had a lot of weight on his shoulders.”
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Veronica Lighty and her son during this difficult time, We also send out condolences to other members of Mr. Lighty’s family, friends and fans.