Chris Kelly, half of the 90′s rap duo Kriss Kross, has passed away as the result of an apparent cocaine and heroin overdose. What a shame!
The rapper passed away Wednesday in Atlanta, Georgia, as confirmed by the Fulton County Police Department. He was found unconscious in his home there and was pronounced dead at the south campus of the Atlanta Medical Center. He was a mere 34-years-old.
The rap duo shot to fame in the 90′s when their hit “Jump” made the Billboard charts. They were notorious for wearing their clothes on backwards and their fast rapping style. Chris’ mother has already issued a statement on his untimely passing. She, along with So So Def has 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.
Fulton County police Cpl. Kay Lester has since revealed that his death was being investigated as a drug overdose. In addition, we’ve learned that Chris had taken a combination of cocaine and heroin the night before he passed away. His body is set to be autopsied today. Stay tuned for any developments as they are made available.