The passing of a music veteran always manages to shake up the industry, causing artists across the board to take a moment of silence and remembrance. The unexpected death of renowned hip-hop mogul Chris Lighty prompted a wave of responses on Twitter, from journalists, actors and artists alike.

Mary J. Blige: "U never know what can send a person over the edge or make them want to keep living. take it easy on people. We are so fragile."

dream hampton: "So sad."

Monica: "Another tragic loss!! God Bless the Lighty Fam, My heart aches Chris."

DJ Drama: "wow. no words. RIP Chris Lighty."

Ghostface Killah: "Hard one to grab Yo damn…My most humble prayers to the family of Chris Lighty!"

Keyshia Cole: "Maan I'm sooo sorry to hear this!!! This is CRAZY!!!"

Naughty by Nature: "R.I.P @clighty please say it ain't so!?"

Lady Luck: "Wtff!!!??? Chris Lighty dead…Suicide?!!? Aww man rest in peace luv"

Fat Joe: "I Would Be Nothing Without YOU!!! My kids appreciate YOU God Bless Chris Lighty"

Malik Yoba: "Always a smile when I saw him. RIP Chris Lighty!!! WTH?!! Black men are suffering silently and not asking for help. Men cry in the drk!"