Kin of NY Hip-Hop Mogul Lighty Seeks 2nd Autopsy

September 6, 2012 - 8:40 AM

Chris Lighty Funeral

A casket is carried out of the Frank E. Campbell Funeral Chapel following the service for hip-hop mogul Chris Lighty, Wednesday Sept. 5, 2012 in New York. Mourners in the packed chapel Wednesday included Sean "Diddy" Combs, Missy Elliott, Q-Tip, LL Cool J, Russell Simmons, 50 Cent and Grandmaster Flash. Lighty, 44, was found dead in his Bronx apartment last week with a gunshot wound to the head. (AP Photo/Tina Fineberg)

NEW YORK (AP) — The family of late hip-hop mogul Chris Lighty has asked for a second autopsy after a medical examiner ruled his death in New York last week a suicide.

Forensic pathologist Michael Baden said Wednesday that he performed the second autopsy at the family's request. He says he's awaiting test results.

Baden is paid to give independent opinions on deaths. He has testified in several high-profile cases including the O.J. Simpson trial.

Lighty was found dead in his Bronx apartment with a gunshot wound to the head. The medical examiner ruled it a suicide. But his brother Dave Lighty has indicated that he isn't sure his brother took his own life.

Hip-hop stars including LL Cool J, 50 Cent and Sean "Diddy" Combs attended Lighty's funeral in Manhattan on Wednesday.