After the death of hip-hop mogul Chris Lighty was reported on Thursday, many entertainment industry insiders expressed their grief and shock.
A-list musicians and actors including John Legend, Rihanna and Omar Epps took to Twitter to share their personal stories and extend condolences to his family.
I Would Be Nothing Without YOU!!! My Kids Appreciate YOU God Bless Chris Lighty
— FAT JOE (@fatjoe) August 30, 2012
RIP Chris Lighty. my condolences to the family and loved ones.
— Big Sean (@BigSean) August 30, 2012
Just woke up to the worst news. Damn homie. Im so confused about this. RIP Chris Lighty.
— Bun B (@BunBTrillOG) August 30, 2012
rest in peace Chris Lighty. thank you for everything
— Childish Gambino (@DonaldGlover) August 30, 2012
RIP to my ol music mentor Chris Lighty. U will be deeply missed.
— Havoc(@THEREALHAVOC) August 30, 2012
God bless the loved ones of Chris Lighty. May God’s grace be clear and evident to them all.
— Lecrae (@lecrae) August 30, 2012
Rest peacefully Chris Lighty, my prayers go out to family and loved ones! Dear God please have mercy
— Rihanna (@rihanna) August 30, 2012
RIP to Chris Lighty. Dude gave me life changing advice & wisdom. A tragic loss, he will be deeply missed. Prayers to the family.
— Terrence J (@TerrenceJ) August 30, 2012
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
— Rev Run (@RevRunWisdom) August 30, 2012
RIP Chris Lighty. Hip-hop visionary.
— John Legend (@johnlegend) August 30, 2012
RIP Chris Lighty. Your light will be missed.
— Lauren London (@MsLaurenLondon) August 30, 2012
So sad to hear the news about hip-hop mogul Chris Lighty passing.My prayers go out to his family.
— Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) August 30, 2012
Chris Lighty was a pioneer in hip hop & the music biz period! He was a good man & a good friend. Prayers for his family & his children..
— OMAR EPPS (@omarepps) August 30, 2012
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…
— Rah Digga (@therealrahdigga) August 30, 2012
Rest in peace Chris Lighty. Your words and your vision are constant inspiration to me. Forever.
— Talib Kweli Greene (@TalibKweli) August 30, 2012