Music and Suicide: A Tragic History

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  • Capital Steez
  • Phyllis Hyman
  • Chris Lighty
  • Don Cornelius
  • Disco D
  • Kurt Cobain
  • Weldon Irvine
  • Johnny "J"
  • Paul Williams
  • Larry Troutman
  • Shakir Stewart
  • Donny Hathaway
  • Simone Battle
  • KayO Redd
  • Freddy E

Chris Lighty

Legendary hip hop exec Chris Lighty, who managed the careers of 50 Cent, Fat Joe, LL Cool J and many other rap icons, shot himself on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012, outside his apartment in the Bronx after an argument with his ex-wife.

(Photo: AP Photo/Jim Cooper, file)

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