Kris Kross' Chris Kelly Dead at 34

Kris Kross' Chris Kelly Dead at 34

Chris "Mac Daddy" Kelly, one-half of 1990s hip hop duo Kris Kross, died in an Atlanta hospital late Wednesday night after being found unconscious in his home, according to CNN.

The cause of Kelly's death is currently unknown, though a spokesman for the Fulton County police told AP, "It appears it may have been a possible drug overdose." An autopsy is scheduled for Thursday, according to the Fulton County Medical Examiner's Office.

As AP reports, police found Kelly unconscious at his home at 4:30 p.m. After being rushed to Atlanta Medical Center, he was pronounced dead at 5:00 p.m. 

Kelly's mother, Donna Kelly Pratte, released the following statement:

"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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