Tributes: The Stars We've Lost

From Mike Nichols to Robin Williams to Philip Seymour Hoffman, we remember the personalities who've left us


As part of the kid rap duo, Kris Kross, Kelly bounced into the music world with the 1992 hit "Jump." He and fellow rapper Chris Smith were discovered at age 13 by music producer Jermaine Dupri in an Atlanta shopping mall, and soon after recorded the album Totally Krossed Out, which went platinum. The pair – who wore their clothes backward as a gimmick – opened for Michael Jackson on his Dangerous World Tour later that year. Though the artist, nicknamed Mac Daddy, continued to make music, he was never able to repeat the success of his debut album. Kelly, 34, died May 1 from a possible drug overdose in Atlanta.