Chris Lighty's Wife Denies Role in Death, Officially Ruled Suicide
Black Enterprise Magazine September/October 2018 Issue

From New York Daily News.

Hip-hop mogul Chris Lighty‘s estranged wife reportedly claimed his death, which was officially ruled a suicide by a medical examiner, was not a result of her or their marriage. His wife, Veronica, also claims she and Lighty did not get into a fight, according to a friend of hers.

The couple did however get into a verbal dispute, in which Lighty said “I’m tired of this,” and walked to the back yard of their Bronx home and shot himself in the head with a 9-mm. handgun. The two were in the midst of a divorce . It is believed that Lighty’s suicide stemmed from his financial woes, in which he owes as much as $300,000 in unpaid state and federal taxes. The friend who spoke on behalf of Veronica gave no credence to the mogul’s financial strains.

Lighty was a very well heeled manager in the music industry, having brokered million-dollar deals for the likes of Mariah Carey and 50 Cent. He was 44.

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Gerren Keith Gaynor (@MrGerrenalist) is a freelance journalist based in New York City. He has been published in the New York Times, ESSENCE magazine,, New York Amsterdam News, and Gaynor received his master degree in Journalism from Columbia University and his bachelor's in English from Morehouse College.