UPDATE: Chris Kelly’s Mother Releases Statement on His Death
Chris Kelly of Kris Kross fame was found dead in his Atlanta home, says a report by the Fulton County Medical Examiner’s Office. He was 34 years old.
Kelly, who also went by “Mac Daddy,” was one half of the duo that was responsible for the 1992 hit song “Jump.”
Currently, there has been no cause of death.
XXL will give you more details as this story develops.
R.I.P. Chris Kelly #KrissKross
— Big Boi (@BigBoi) May 2, 2013
Sources say Chris “Mac Daddy” Kelly from the group Kriss Kross was found dead in his Atlanta home.
— CBS Atlanta (@cbsatl) May 2, 2013
CNN affiliate WXIA confirms Chris Kelly, from Kris Kross, was found dead at his home tonight in Atlanta. No cause of death yet. #RIP
— RICHELLE CAREY (@RichelleCarey) May 2, 2013
#CNN has confirmed that rapper Chris “Mac Daddy” Kelly of the 1990s group Kriss Kross has died. The cause of death is not yet known.
— CNN Entertainment (@CNNshowbiz) May 2, 2013
UPDATE: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution says Kelly was found unresponsive in his home. A spokesperson for the Fulton County Police Department said if something else comes up, Kelly appeared to have died from a drug overdose. An autopsy is set for Thursday morning.
UPDATE #2: Last night, Donna Kelly Pratte and So So Def released a heartfelt joint statement to Kelly’s fans, says The Hollywood Reporter.
“It is with deep sadness that we announce that our beloved Chris Kelly has passed away on May 1. 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 party. 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.”