Chris ‘Mac Daddy’ Kelly, one half of the 90s iconic rap group Kris Kross, has died. He was 34.
Kelly died on Wednesday in his Atlanta home after taking a combination of cocaine and heroin (commonly known as ‘speedballs) the previous night, according to a police report.
The report states that his mother Donna Kelly Pratt called 911 around 3 pm EST and when paramedics arrived, they found Chris lying on the floor, unconscious. They then attempted to revive him to no avail.
He was then rushed to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead a few hours later.
According to the report, his mom and uncle admitted that Chris had an ‘extensive history of drug use.’
Kris Kross are famous for their mega hit Jump (watch the video below). They are also famous for wearing their pants backwards, and appeared on Michael Jackson’s hit video Jam.
Chris’ family has released a 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.’
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