Sources say Chris Kelly died of a suspected drug overdose.
Chris "Mac Daddy" Kelly was found unresponsive in his home in Atlanta, Georgia today at 8 p.m. He was later taken to Atlanta Medical Center where he was pronounced dead. Details surrounding his death are few at this time, however the Fulton County Medical examiner's Office stated that an autopsy will be performed on Thursday morning.
Kris Kross was an American rap duo of the 1990s comprising Chris "Mac Daddy" Kelly and Chris "Daddy Mac" Smith. The duo was best known for their hit 1992 song "Jump", which was #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for eight weeks and was certified double platinum as a single. Kris Kross was also noted for their fashion style, which consisted of wearing their clothing backwards. The duo sang the "Rugrats Rap" for Nickelodeon which was released as extras on some Nickelodeon VHS Tapes starting in 1994, and was finally released on CD on The Best of Nicktoons in 1998, and was released as an extra on the Rugrats: Decade in Diapers Collectors Edition DVD in 2002.
Our hearts and prayers go out to the family, friends, and fans of Chris Kelly.
See the 1992 "Jump" video below: