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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.

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