Thursday, May 2, 2013

Kris Kross Rapper, Chris Kelly Dies at 34

Kelly seen here at So So Def's 20th Anniversary event in February this yearTeenage superstars: Kelly, left, and partner Chris Smith, right, were propelled to global stardom by their catchy 1992 hit Jump
Chris Kelly, (left) with partner Chris Smith (right)
Chris Kelly of the 90's hip-hop group Kriss Kross was found unconscious around 4:30pm on Wednesday by his cousin at his Atlanta home. He was taken to Atlanta Medical Centre where he was pronounced dead at 5pm.

Theres been no official confirmation of the cause of death but Cpl Kay Lester, a spokeswoman for the Fulton County police said: 'It appears it may have been a possible drug overdose.'

Everyone's choice: Smith, left, and Kelly, right, on the Nickelodeon Kid's Choice Awards in 1993Tragic day: Chris Kelly, left, was pronounced dead in Atlanta on Wednesday afternoon
Kelly, known as Mac Daddy, performed alongside Chris Smith, known as Daddy Mac, in the early and mid-90s. The duo's hit song Jump, from their 1992 debut album, Totally Krossed Out, helped propel them to stardom and sales of four million copies in the US, topping the Billboard charts for eight weeks.

May his soul rest in peace.

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