In the wake of Chris Lighty’s alleged suicide, some of the hip-hop mogul’s close family and friends are questioning the New York City Medical Examiner’s ruling of suicide as cause of death.
According to a Fox 5 report, in his will, last updated in 2007, Lighty left a $1.6 million trust fund to his children and left all other possessions to his wife, Veronica.
The Lightys were reportedly going through a divorce, and once the details of the will were released, Lighty’s mother approached rapper and close friend of her son’s 50 Cent, and requested that Lighty’s death be further investigated. Both his mother and 50 Cent have voiced opinions that they didn’t believe Lighty would take his own life.
Lighty’s brother Dave has also come forward and speaking with Hot 97 expressed his feelings saying, “I just want to know what really happened to my brother…I want the truth.”
Lighty’s family and 50 Cent has hired attorney Scottt E. Leemon and Less Levine, private investigator, reports AllHipHop.com to probe further into the original ruling of Chris Lighty’s death as suicide.
The investigative team is currently speaking with anyone who may have information regarding Chris Lighty and his untimely death last month at the age of 44.
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