It's a sad day for hip-hop. Chris Lighty
, who managed stars such as Mariah Carey
, 50 Cent and Missy Elliot
, died of an apparent suicide today. He was 44. The New York Police Department confirms to E! News that Lighty (also known as Darrell) was found dead at 11:30 a.m. local time in his Bronx apartment with a gunshot wound to the head. Police are investigating, though there were no signs of foul play. No further information is being given at this time. In a final blog post titled "Chaos and Mayhem...Hip-Hop" and dated Aug. 23, Lighty—a member of Boogie Down Productions and the founder of Violator Management
(now Primary Violator)—Lighty expressed frustration at the "rat...