Chris Kelly’s mother told authorities in Atlanta her son became sick after taking cocaine and heroin on the night before he died, according to a police report.
Chris Kelly of the 90’s rap duo Kris Kross was found dead on Wednesday after a suspected drug overdose.
His mother, Donna Kelly Pratte, 54, and his uncle, Lamar Williams, 52, told authorities the singer had a history of drug abuse and experienced similar episodes in the past, according to a police report.
Paramedics found Chris Kelly, 34, unresponsive on a living room couch at his Atlanta home and tried to resuscitate him.
Chris Kelly, who was known as “Mac Daddy”, was later pronounced dead at a local hospital.
Authorities completed a physical examination of the singer’s body and a toxicology screening was being done to determine cause of death, said Betty Honey of the Fulton County medical examiner’s office.
Kris Kross was introduced to the music world in 1992 by music producer and rapper Jermaine Dupri after he discovered the pair at Greenbriar Mall in south-west Atlanta.
Chris Kelly performed alongside Chris Smith, who was known as “Daddy Mac”.