Rapper was just 34 when found dead
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."