Authorities in Georgia say Chris Kelly, a member of the 90s rap duo Kriss Kross, has died in Atlanta.
Investigator Betty Honey of the Fulton County Medical Examiner’s office said the 34-year-old Kelley was pronounced dead around 5 p.m. Wednesday at the south campus of the Atlanta Medical Center.
Honey said authorities are unsure of Kelly’s cause of death and that an autopsy has yet to be performed.
Kelly, known as “Mac Daddy” performed alongside Chris Smith, known as “Daddy Mac,” in the early and mid-90s. The duo might be best remembered for the song “Jump” from their 1992 debut album, “Totally Krossed Out.”
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According to a police report, the night before Mac Daddy died he had taken a combination of heroin and cocaine. Kelly’s mother, Donna Kelly Pratt told the police that when her son did drugs, she would usually bring him home to recoup, which is what she did the night prior to his death. The backwards pants wearing rapper was feeling “nauseous” all day until he’d passed out. Once medics got on the scene, they made an attempt to revive him, but it didn’t work. They took Kelly to the hospital where they pronounced him dead. According to his mother and uncle, Chris Kelly had been battling his demons with drugs for some time now.
So, sad. This guy is one half of a trend that had everyone jumping! It’s too bad that there is a possibility that drugs was his downfall. After celebrating the 20th anniversary of So So Def, it was rumored that JD had something was in the works. I know that would have been a GREAT comeback.