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According to Vibe Magazine, Chris Lighty passed away today. News broke on Twitter just a few minutes ago that the legendary manager and record executive passed away. No official word on the cause of death as of yet, but we will keep you up to date as more information comes in.

Chris Lighty was the founder of Violator Management (home to 50 Cent, Diddy, Mariah Carey, and many more). Watch this interview to get acquainted with one of the most important managers in hip hop who helped launch the careers of some of the genre’s biggest names.

UPDATE: Daily News has more info on this story.

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