Chris Lighty’s Death Ruled A Suicide, MTV Pays Tribute To Him
Yesterday, we had the unfortunate task of reporting about the sudden death of hip hop executive Chris Lighty.
His death sent shock waves throughout the music industry, as people seemed to be confused about his untimely death.
Now, at the time that we posted the story, we didn’t know the details surrounding his death.
However, as the day went on, the details about Chris Lighty’s death emerged.
According to the NYPD, they discovered Chris Lighty in his Bronx apartment, with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, to his head. The authorities are ruling Chris Lighty’s death a suicide.
Following the news of Chris Lighty’s death, his celebrity friends including 50 Cent, Diddy, Mary J Blige, and Mariah Carey, began to extend their condolences via twitter.
This takes things to another level, because it opens the door to several questions; including how could a man with so much career success, be driven to kill himself.
We believe depression and suicide, is something that’s not acknowledged in our community. Instead, it’s something that often gets ignored.
It’s unfortunate, but people often equate happiness to having money and career success.
However, that’s far from the truth. The fact of the matter, is that joy is an emotion that’s intangible. No amount of materialistic items or career achievements can bring you complete joy.
We know there are people out there suffering inside, for whatever reason. We just encourage people to find someone you can confide in, and receive counsel, if your dealing with depression.
Please know that it’s okay to admit that you need help, and you don’t have to bear the burden of feeling weak.
All we can say is rest in peace Chris Lighty, and our condolences are with his family and friends!
Watch as MTV’s Sway pays tribute to Chris Lighty below: