Chris Lighty was loved by many people in the music industry. Nearly a month after his untimely death Fox 5 in New York reports that 50 Cent has allegedly hired a team of investigators to look into Lighty’s death at the request of his grieving mother. 50 Cent was not only one of Lighty’s clients, but a good friend. On August 30th Lighty died from a self-inflicted gun shot wound, which was later ruled as a suicide. The Daily News reported the gunshot occurred after an argument with his estranged wife. But not everyone believes he committed suicide. Lighty’s brother, Dave Lighty, publicly expressed his feelings regarding his brother’s death. “I want the truth to come out. This isn’t my brother. My brother was a strong person…nothing is adding up. I can’t get a direct answer from anybody…I understand there’s a process to be followed. I can’t even get clear answers from people I think I should be getting clear answers from,” he said.
Lighty’s will stated that if he he survived by his wife, “I give my entire residuary estate, real and personal, to her” with a separate $1.6 million trust fund for his children. Despite earlier reports of financial woes, sources claim he wasn’t having any financial difficulties and had just secured a world tour for 50 Cent. 50 Cent’s loyalty is commendable. Let’s hope the investigation helps with the unanswered questions, bringing closure to the grieving family.
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