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Kris Kross rapper dies in Atlanta; likely overdose

Chris Kelly of Kris Kross performs on stage at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia during the So So Def 20th Anniversary Concert, in this photo taken February 23, 2013. Chris "Mac Daddy" Kelly, one half of the 1990s rap duo Kris Kross, has died at an Atlanta hospital at the age of 34, a Fulton County Medical Examiner's spokesman said on May 1, 2013. (Reuters)

Chris Kelly of Kris Kross performs on stage at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia during the So So Def 20th Anniversary Concert, in this photo taken February 23, 2013. Chris "Mac Daddy" Kelly, one half of the 1990s rap duo Kris Kross, has died at an Atlanta hospital at the age of 34, a Fulton County Medical Examiner's spokesman said on May 1, 2013. (Reuters)

ATLANTA — Chris "Mac Daddy" Kelly of the 1990s rap duo Kris Kross likely died of a drug overdose, police said on Thursday, a day after the 34-year-old was found unconscious at his Atlanta home.

An autopsy was scheduled Thursday for Kelly, who gained fame as a young teen with the hit song "Jump."

"Based on the information at the scene, we are concluding that it was a drug overdose," said Corporal Kay Lester, spokeswoman for the Fulton County Police Department. She declined to elaborate.

Kelly was found unconscious at his home Wednesday afternoon and pronounced dead about three hours later at the Atlanta Medical Center, Lester said.

The Kris Kross duo of Kelly and Chris "Daddy Mac" Smith was best known for the 1992 hit single "Jump" and for their fashion trademark of wearing their clothes backward, a look mimicked by their fans.

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kevin 1 year, 6 months ago

so what is new? Money = drugs= ego. too bad they don't have the brains to figure this out before it is too late.

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