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Published On: Fri, May 3rd, 2013

Chris Kelly, Kris Kross rapper, Mac Daddy dead at age 34, thought to be an overdose

Chris Kelly, one half of the 1990s kid rap duo Kris Kross, is dead at age 34. The pair was best known for their song Jump.

He was found unresponsive on Wednesday evening (May 1) inside his Atlanta home, the Fulton County Medical Examiner confirmed to Billboard.

Kris Kross Jump videoHe was pronounced dead at Atlanta Medical Center at around 8pm ET.

A cause of death has not been established and no further details have been released.

Kelly – who rapped under the name Mac Daddy – featured in Kris Kross alongside Chris ‘Daddy Mac’ Smith.

TMZ reports that the death is drug related, a combination of cocaine and heroin taken the night before.

 6:21 AM PT — Kelly had used a combination of cocaine and heroin the night before his death, this according to the police report obtained by TMZ. 5:53 AM PT — Kelly’s death is being investigated as a drug overdose, so says Fulton County police Cpl. Kay Lester.It’s unclear what kind of drug or drugs officials believe Kelly had been using prior to his death. An autopsy is set to take place Friday morning.

 

 

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