Chris Kelly, the 34 year old rapper of the 1990s rap duo Kris Kross died at an Atlanta hospital after he was found unresponsive at his home yesterday.
According to E! News investigators report that drugs were involved and it may be a possible overdose.
"The information we obtained at the scene leads to believe it was a possible drug overdose," she said. "We are investigating as a drug overdose unless the toxicology report from the medical examiner's office states otherwise."
Chris Kelly also known as “Mac Daddy” shot to stardom alongside Chris Smith, known as “Daddy Mac” in 1992 with their single “Jump”. The single spent nearly 8 weeks on top of the Billboard Hot 100.
The Kris Koss rapper was last seen when he reunited with Chris Smith at the 20th Anniversary Concert for Jermaine Dupri's So So Def label.
Chris' mother and The So So Def Family released a joint statement saying:
“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.”
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