Chris “Mac Daddy” Kelly (Left) of the old group Kris Kross founded by Jermaine Dupri was found unresponsive in his Atlanta home today and was pronounced dead at a local hospital:
Chris Kelly, one-half of the 1990s rap duo Kris Kross, died Wednesday at an Atlanta hospital after being found unresponsive at his Atlanta home, the Fulton County medical examiner’s office told CNN. He was 34.
An autopsy is planned for Thursday.
Kelly, together with Chris Smith, shot to stardom in 1992 with the hit “Jump,” which spent eight weeks on the Billboard Hot 100. The two also were known for wearing their clothes backward during performances.
The duo followed up their smash “Jump” with the single “Warm It Up.” Together, the songs pushed their debut album, “Totally Krossed Out,” to multiplatinum status.
An investigator with the Fulton County Medical Examiner’s Office tells CBS Atlanta’s Tony McNary that Christopher Kelly, 34, was found dead in his south Fulton County home around 4:30 p.m. Wednesday. An autopsy will be performed on his body Thursday.
A spokeswoman with the Fulton County Police Department said unless the medical examiner finds out something different, it appears Kelly died of a drug overdose.
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