Late Thursday afternoon, apparently the Violator music executive Chris Lighty, 44, had shot himself in the head.
Now one day later the details have begun to unfold about Lightly’s tragic death outside of his Bronx apartment.
What happened and Why is Chris dead?
According to reports, Chris and his estranged wife Veronica Lighty (she filed for divorce last year) had a heated argument in his home. Reportedly, he walked away from the argument after declaring
“I’m tired of this.”
Chris who leaves behind two beautiful children, however they were not in the home, but at a nearby park.
According to the NY Daily News, Chris went into the home’s basement patio and ended his life. And while we’ve learned that he had a $5 million debt with the IRS, the Associated Press reportes that he paid off most of what he owed by selling a Manhattan apartment for $5.6 million in October.
Moving trucks were at the home, as the veteran music manager prepared to move out of the three-story townhouse. To date, the Lighty family has not released a statement.
It’s such a tragic passing. It’s sad when individuals think death is the only way out of a bad situation. You’re supposed to learn from hard times and get stronger, fall down and get back up, Not kill yourself and be branded a quieter or someone who couldn’t take the pressure.