Lauryn Hill, 50 Cent, Diddy, and Nick Cannon gathered to pay their respects to Chris Lighty at a memorial service in New York City on Wednesday.
The mourners at Frank E. Campbell Funeral Chapel also included Missy Elliott, Fat Joe, Q-Tip, LL Cool J, Rev. Run, Russell Simmons, Michael Bivens, Wyclef Jean, Grandmaster Flash, and Gayle King.
The 44-year-old hip-hop mogul, who founded Violator Management, was found dead in his Bronx apartment last week after an apparent suicide.
According to the AP, Lighty was laid to rest in a dark suit, surrounded by white floral arrangements. A slide show depicting his life was shown on screen.
“He was somebody that gave me advice,” Maino told the New York Daily News. “I don’t like to see this. I don’t like to see families like this. We’re talking about a legend. He helped artists become superstars and moguls.”
He is survived by his 36-year-old wife Veronica, 17-year-old daughter, and 5-year-old son.
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