Who Was Chris Lighty?

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Chris Lighty

Powerhouse music executive Chris Lighty passed away on Aug. 30, 2012 after reportedly suffering a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. The 44-year-old was the man behind some of hip hop's biggest stars, helping them achieve hit records and lucrative business deals. As the music world still mourns a year later, we reflect on the mega-manager's life. 

(Photo: AP Photo/Jim Cooper, file)

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