It appears Kris Kross’ Chris Kelly has died of a suspected drug overdose after being found unresponsive at his home, police have said.
Yesterday police were called to Chris Kelly’s home by the rapper’s cousin at around 4.30 p.m. on Wednesday. After which he was taken to Atlanta Medical Centre.
Chris Kelly, 34, – half of Kris Kross rap duo famous for the hit song Jump – was pronounced dead at 5 p.m.
As yet there is 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.”
An autopsy is due to be held on Thursday.
Chris 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.