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Forensic pathologist performs second autopsy on Chris Lighty

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Top forensic pathologist Dr. Michael Baden has performed an independent autopsy on the body of Chris Lighty to find out more about how he died.

Dr. Baden said it is too soon to tell for sure if Lighty's death was a suicide, murder or tragic accident.

Lighty, 44, was found with a gunshot wound to his head last Thursday at his townhouse in the Riverdale section of the Bronx. The hip hop mogul managed the careers of international superstars like Mariah Carey, Diddy and 50 Cent.

The city medical examiner ruled the death a suicide. But Dr. Baden, a Fox News contributor, said he performed a second autopsy himself. He said he won't be convinced until all his test results come in.

Hours after Lighty's death last week, I spoke exclusively with his grieving brother, Dave Lighty. He had his own doubts and wanted answers.

"I'm a little surprised, shocked, and lost at this moment," he said at the time. "I want the truth to come out."

Dr. Baden said there is no disputing the city medical examiner's conclusion that Lighty died from a bullet to his head, but his inquiry is going beyond that.

No one from Lighty's immediate family or inner circle would comment on this development. They are grieving their loss and preparing to say their final goodbyes.
The wake and funeral for Lighty will be at the Frank E. Campbell funeral home on the Upper East Side Wednesday morning.

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