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.
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.