Friday, 3 May 2013
KRIS KROSS RAPPER DEAD AT 34 Drug Overdose Suspected
night before his death, this according to the police report obtained
5:53 AM PT -- Kelly's death is being investigated as a drug overdose,
so says Fulton County police Cpl. Kay Lester.
It's unclear what kind of drug or drugs officials believe Kelly had
been using prior to his death.
An autopsy is set to take place later this morning.
Chris Kelly -- one half of the iconic rap group Kris Kross -- died
Wednesday in Atlanta after he was found unconscious at his Georgia
home. He was 34.
Kelly was pronounced dead around 5:30PM EST at the south campus of the
Atlanta Medical Center.
As part of Kris Kross, Kelly shot to super stardom in the '90s with
the group's mega hit, "Jump." They were also famous for wearing their
clothing on backwards.
Back in February -- Kelly and his rap partner, Chris "Daddy Mac"
Smith, reunited for a long overdue performance.
Kelly's family released a statement saying, "It is with deep sadness
that we announce that our beloved Chris Kelly has passed away on May
"To millions of fans worldwide, he was the trendsetting, backwards
pants-wearing one-half of Kris Kross who loved making music. But to
us, he was just Chris – the kind, generous and fun-loving life of the
"Though he was only with us a short time, we feel blessed to have been
able to share some incredible moments with him. His legacy will live
on through his music, and we will forever love him."