Shockwaves of disbelief struck our hearts when one half of the 90’s Atlanta rap duo, Kriss Kross, was pronounced dead around the first of May. Speculations of a possible drug overdose shrouded Chris Kelly’s untimely death with mystery as a toxicology report would not be available for weeks. Sadly, is has been confirmed Kelly did, in fact, die of an overdose.
A medical examiner’s investigator says Chris Kelly of the ’90s rap duo Kris Kross died of a drug overdose.
Investigator Betty Honey of the Fulton County Medical Examiner’s office in Atlanta said Monday that a toxicology screening showed the 34-year-old Kelly had a mixture of drugs in his system when he was pronounced dead on May 1. However, Honey said she did not know which specific drugs Kelly had used.
A police report says Kelly’s mother told investigators her son used cocaine and heroin the night before he died and had a history of drug abuse.
Kelly, known as “Mac Daddy,” performed alongside Chris Smith, known as “Daddy Mac,” in the early and mid-1990s. The duo was remembered for the song “Jump” from their 1992 debut album, “Totally Krossed Out.”
This is sad, sad news. RIP Chris Kelly.