Laying a Mogul to Rest
The music mogul Chris Lighty was laid to rest today at the Frank E. Campbell Funeral Chapel in New York City. Lighty’s family and friends, which included a number of artists, arrived to pay their final respects to the deceased influential figure in hip hop. Many of his former associates and artists of which he has managed and or just generally helped to boost their careers in the past attended his funeral such as Sean “Diddy” Combs, Missy Elliott, Q-Tip, LL Cool J, Russell Simmons, 50 Cent and Grandmaster Flash.
His passing has left many with a great pain in their hearts. His former client 50 Cent released the following statement, speaking very highly of Lighty in light of his death, “”He was a good friend and adviser who helped me develop as an artist and businessman. My prayers are with his family. He will be greatly missed.”
Lighty was believed to have been going through a rough divorce prior to his death which has been ruled as a suicide, after he was found inside of his Bronx apartment with a bullet hole in his head last week.
His wife Veronica and his six children are believed to be attending the funeral as well. He was laid to rest in his casket, wearing a dark suit, surrounded by arrangements of white flowers. A heartfelt slide show was put together of memorable moments in his life, which played in the background during the ceremony.
May he rest in peace.