- Associated Press - Friday, August 31, 2012

NEW YORK (AP) - The New York City medical examiner’s office has ruled the death of hip-hop mogul Chris Lighty a suicide.

The 44-year-old manager of Mariah Carey, Sean “Diddy” Combs and 50 Cent was found dead in his Bronx apartment Thursday with a gunshot wound to the head. A 9 mm handgun was found in the apartment.

The medical examiner’s office said Friday that Lighty died from a self-inflicted wound.

Lighty had been a major player in the industry for decades, working with pioneers like LL Cool J before starting his own management company, Violator.

Lighty and his wife, Veronica, had been in the process of divorcing and he was also having financial trouble, according to court records.

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