Stars Gather For Chris Lighty’s Funeral

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September 5, 2012 | 2:16pm EST

Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs, Missy Elliot, 50 Cent, and Ll Cool J were among the stars who gathered to pay tribute to tragic hip-hop mogul Chris Lighty during a special memorial service in New York on Wednesday.
Combs’ former manager was found dead in his Bronx, New York apartment on 30 August with a gunshot wound to the head, and the New York Medical Examiner’s office later confirmed Lighty’s injuries were self-inflicted.
Dozens of celebrities mourned his sudden passing on immediately after the tragedy, and on Wednesday many turned out for his funeral at the Frank E. Campbell Funeral Chapel in Manhattan.
Q-Tip and rap mogul Russell Simmons were also spotted among the mourners, and hip-hop pioneer Grandmaster Flash addressed attendees, stating Lighty’s death was “really sad.”
According to the Associated Press, Lighty’s casket, surrounded by white flowers, was put on display and guests watched a short slide show honouring his life.