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R.I.P. Chris Lighty: Diddy, Rihanna, Kim Kardashian, Other Celebs Share Grief on Twitter

R.I.P. Chris Lighty.

After the pioneering hip-hop manager Chris Lighty was found dead Thursday of an apparent suicide, stars took to Twitter to share their grief, from Diddy and Rihanna to Questlove and Pete Wentz.

Below is a sampling of their reactions:






In shock.
30 Aug 12


R.I.P. Chris Lighty. He Was A Dear Friend Of Mine And I Still Can’t Believe It.
August 30, 2012

Rev Run

R I P to the kindest guy Chris Lighty. Thank you for being a manager to Diggy & a part of our family.. You are loved & will be missed
30 Aug 12


Rest peacefully Chris Lighty, my prayers go out to family and loved ones! Dear God please have mercy
30 Aug 12

Russell Simmons

RIP Chris Lighty. Today, we lost a hip-hop hero and one of its greatest architects…
30 Aug 12


I Would Be Nothing Without YOU!!! My Kids Appreciate YOU God Bless Chris Lighty
30 Aug 12

Ghostface Killah

Hard one to grab Yo damn…. My most humble prayers to the family of Chris Lighty!
30 Aug 12

Talib Kweli Greene

Rest in peace Chris Lighty. Your words and your vision are constant inspiration to me. Forever.
30 Aug 12

Questo of The Roots

Man, I’m really sorry about Chris Lighty. Such a nice guy to me & my band. May God rest his soul. Peace to his family.
30 Aug 12

Pete Wentz

RIP chris lighty.
30 Aug 12

Fred Durst

Chris Lighty – my prayers are with you and your family. Rest In Peace.
30 Aug 12

Kim Kardashian

Such sad news about Chris Lighty. He was an amazing partner in my fragrance LightHouse Beauty & friend. You will be missed!
30 Aug 12

Chuck D

R I P Chris Lighty SMH to the mongrels that have made the BLACKmusic industry a depressing game to drag such good cats into a pit of bullsht
30 Aug 12

Rah Digga

Chris Lighty was everything to me in my Flipmode years. So busy rescuing others sorry we couldn’t rescue you. You will be missed brother…
30 Aug 12


Rest in Peace @clighty this is terrible news!!
30 Aug 12

Childish Gambino

rest in peace Chris Lighty. thank you for everything
30 Aug 12

Yo Gotti

30 Aug 12

Nick Cannon

I’m devastated right now. I can’t believe my big brother Chris Lighty is gone… He was a pioneer, a mentor, and a great friend RIP
30 Aug 12

9th Wonder

My God… god…Chris Lighty…..Rest in Peace brother….#Legend
30 Aug 12


Back in ’04, Jive wanted to sign LB and we took a meeting with Chris Lighty. Dude was no frills and I truly respected his honesty. #RIP
30 Aug 12


wow. no words. RIP Chris Lighty.
30 Aug 12

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