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Kris Kross Rapper Overdosed: Officials Ruled Chris Kelly Died Of Drug Overdose


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Chris Kelly, former member of 90's Hip-Hop duo Kris Kross, died on May 1st. It has been confirmed by Atlanta medical officials that the cause of death was a drug overdose.

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Chris Smith and Chris Kelly 'Kris Kross' at the 20th Annual American Music Awards in 1992.

According to a police report filed shortly after the rapper's death his mother called emergency services when her son, complaining of nausea, collapsed. Paramedics found Kelly unresponsive when they reached his Atlanta family home. He was declared dead upon arrival at Atlanta Medical Center. 

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Kris Kross Rapper Chris Kelly's Cause Of Death Confirmed


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Following his untimely death on May 1, the autopsy report on Kris Kross rapper Chris Kelly has been completed and made public by the Fulton County Medical Examiner's office in Atlanta. With former child rapping star, who went by the stage name 'Mac Daddy' during his KK days, passed away from an overdose after taking a fatal amount of unspecified drugs.

The medical reports that confirmed Kelly's cause of death have not been made fully available to the public and the coroner's statement did not disclose which drugs he had taken for the discretion of his family. The report did say that he had taken a cocktail of illegal drugs and proved fatal when combined in Kelly system. It is believed that he was killed whilst trying a speedball; a mixture of cocaine and heroin and a combination that has killed the likes of John Belushi and Chris Farley.

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Autopsy Results Confirm That Kris Kross' Chris Kelly OD'ed


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Chris Kelly's death earlier this year was immediately blamed on drugs and, following an extensive autopsy, it has been confirmed that the late Kris Kross rapper did indeed pass away from a fatal drug dose. The coroners office have not been able to disclose exactly what substances were found in his body to the public, but they did confirm that the one-time child prodigy had a cocktail of different drugs in his system.

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Kelly's body was found at his home in Atlanta home late on May 1 night, with the rapper pronounced dead soon after he arrived at a nearby hospital. Police immediately began investigating the scene and it soon became apparent that Kelly was suffering from a drug dependency and died of a possible drug overdose. On Monday (July 1), their thoughts were confirmed when the results for the autopsy was published. Betty Honey of the Fulton County Medical Examiner's Office said after releasing the details that a toxicology screening had discovered an array of substances in Kelly's body.

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Chris Kelly’s Cause Of Death Revealed


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Chris Kelly's cause of death has been decided by a medical official as a drug overdose. The former member of Kris Kross was found in his Atlanta home on May 1st. Paramedics attempted to resuscitate the 34-year-old but he was declared dead upon reaching the Atlanta Medical Center.

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Kris Kross: Chris Smith and Chris Kelly in 1993. 

Chris Kelly was a member of 90's Hip-Hop duo Kris Kross. The other half of the group was Chris Smith. They were 13 when they were 'discovered' by Jermaine Dupri and first started recording music. Kris Kross separated in 1998 after 8 years working together.

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Funeral For Kris Kross' Chris Kelly To Be Held Today


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The funeral of former Kris Kross member Chris Kelly is to be held today, after the rapper died aged just 34 on May 1st from a suspected drug overdose.

According to CTV news, will be held in Atlanta and will be attended by family and close friend of the teen star. Together with Chris ‘Mac Daddy’ Smith, Kelly very briefly set the music world alight when he and his Kris Kross partner dropped the hit ‘Jump’ in 1992. The song topped the US Billboard charts for a whopping eight weeks and made it twice platinum in their home country, subsequently causing their debut album Totally Krossed Out to also hit top spot on the US album charts, going a whopping four times platinum. Kelly was just 13 at the time.

Jermaine Dupri, the man behind Kris Kross, recently paid his respects to the late artist. "To the world Chris was Mac Daddy but to me, he was a son I never had," Dupri said in a written statement. "When I think about it, I spent more time with Chris and Chris than damn near anybody in my whole life, so you can imagine how bad this hurts," Dupri added. "I will always love you Chris, and I will never let the world forget you, may God bless your soul."

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Kris Kross' Chris Kelly Had Taken Cocaine And Heroin Before Death


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The news of Kris Kross’ Chris Kelly’s death this week aged just 34 has taken an even sadder turn, after it was revealed that his mother, Donna Kelly Pratte and his uncle, Lamar Williams, had told police that they believed the rapper had taken cocaine and heroin on the night before he died, causing him to become sick.

As The Guardian reports, Kelly was found unresponsive on his living room couch at his Atlanta home they tried to resuscitate him. He was pronounced dead at a local hospital. Elsewhere, the man who presented Kelly and his Kris Kross partner Chris Smith to the world in 1992, Jermaine Dupri, paid his respects to the late artist. "To the world Chris was Mac Daddy but to me, he was a son I never had," Dupri said in a written statement. "When I think about it, I spent more time with Chris and Chris than damn near anybody in my whole life, so you can imagine how bad this hurts," Dupri added. "I will always love you Chris, and I will never let the world forget you, may God bless your soul."

Kris Kross achieved huge fame in 1992 when their single Jump went to the top of the US Billboard singles chart and stayed there for 8 weeks. Kelly was just 13 at the time and the pair were unable to keep up their success, before splitting in 1996 and going on to have unsuccessful solo careers.

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Kris Kross Rapper Chris Kelly's Autopsy Completed, Finding No Signs Of Trauma Or Foul Play


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Rapper Chris Kelly, of the popular 90's duo Kris Kross, has been found dead in his Atlanta home earlier this week (May 1) after a suspected overdose on heroin and cocaine. MTV now report that his autopsy has been completed, with coroners finding no evidence to go against the initial claim that he died of an overdose.

The Fulton County Medical Examiner completed his autopsy yesterday (May 2), however the official cause of Kelly's death won't be determined until for another three weeks at least, as coroners are still awaiting the toxicology report to return. Reports that the Kelly died after he had taken a mixture of heroin and cocaine, claims that were backed-up by his mother, are now looking justifiable, although police must wait until all available information has been collected before they can make a final report.

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Chris Kelly Dies At The Age Of 34


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Chris Kelly, one of the members of the 90s rap sensation Kris Kross, died yesterday from causes that are still unknown. The performer was just 34. Kelly and his co-star Chris Smith, were discovered at a mall in the early 90s, when both were 13. Under the stage name Mac Daddy, Kelly released the debut album “Totally Krossed Out” alongside Smith, who was known as Daddy Mac. Everyone remembers the big hit off that album, “Jump”. Unfortunately, even after going on a nationwide tour with Michael Jackson, Kris Kross failed to repeat their smash success with the sophomore album Da Bomb. The duo released one last album in 1996, but, like many one hit wonders, they were destined for a gradual fade into obscurity. Earlier this year, Kelly and Smith had a sort of reunion, when they performed together in Atlanta, Ga.

Kelly was found unresponsive at his Atlanta home on Wednesday afternoon. He was immediately rushed to the Atlanta Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead at around 5pm. Kelly’s mother, Donna Kelly, issued a joint statement with So So Def, the label, which first signed Kris Kross back in the 90s.

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Kris Kross' Chris Kelly Dies Aged 34 - Death Of A Child Star


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With the death of Kris Kross’ Chris Kelly goes the life of one of those childhood stars who unfortunately could never make the full transition to becoming a genuine adult sensation. Together with Chris ‘Mac Daddy’ Smith, Kelly very briefly set the music world alight when he and his young partner dropped the hit Jump in 1992. The song was a huge smash, topping the US Billboard charts for a whopping eight weeks and going twice platinum in their home country and off the back of it their debut album Totally Krossed Out also went to top spot on the US album charts, going a whopping four times platinum. Kelly was just 13 at the time.

Yet the pair unfortunately never quite followed it up – it didn’t help that by sending up hip-hop style by even wearing their jeans backwards they ultimately became novelty act, and their subsequent albums Da Bomb in 1993 and Young, Rich & Dangerous in 1996 were diminishing returns (although still US Billboard top 20 albums). Their last single while they were together – Live & Die For The Hip-Hop – flopped in at 72 in the charts before the pair went their separate ways and tried their hand at unsuccessful solo careers.

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