Chris Kelly Dies; Kris Kross Rapper Was 34

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Chris Kelly, one half of 1990s pop duo Kris Kross, was found unconscious at home and later pronounced dead at an Atlanta hospital on Wednesday.

Kelly (below, left) was 34 years old.

Kris Kross

An autopsy is planned before the official cause of death is announced but there is some speculation. A spokeswoman for the Fulton County police said:

"It appears [Kelly's death] may have been a possible drug overdose."

Kelly's cause of death has not been officially confirmed at this time.

Kelly and fellow rapper Chris Smith shot to super-stardom with the release of their 1992 hit "Jump." Their big gimmick was wearing their clothes backwards.

They were just 13 in 1991 when they were discovered by music producer/rapper Jermaine Dupri while performing at the Greenbriar Mall in Atlanta.

Dupri's label, So So Def, signed the boys and launched them to stardom. Back in February 2013, Kris Kross reunited for a long-overdue performance.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Kelly's family at this time.

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It just seems that former child stars/singers are being led to the path of destruction.


This is so sad and so shocking. He was so young too, only 34 years old. I remember listening to Kris Kross' music when I was little and enjoyed it. May he rest in peace


May the man rest in peace....and may all of you who choose to be negative, GO FUCK YOURSELVES TRULY, MADLY, soulless, Godless apathetic respect, no regard, I hope when your rotten asses die, someone comes along to take a big old country shit on your graves....


Disrespectful idiots.

@ michele

I agree


Sometimes we pick the wrong road:( We have to unite and feel bad for the people that choose drugs to soften the blow of the struggle some of us have to endure:( If this were Mitch Mc Connell , I would spit on him:) amen


That's sad. No matter what the circumstances of his death were. He's someone's family member or friend and will be missed. Negative/ hateful comments need not apply here. Be respectful. R.I.P.


Oh cares, one less rapper in this world???


May you rest in peace.


RIP Chris....


RIP, Chris. Please have more respect. Whatever, happened, can happen to anyone. Remember that.