06:25 AM EDT 10/16/2013
Originally posted 07/02/2013 07:00AM
Chris Kelly of the '90s rap duo Kriss Kross died of a drug overdose, a medical office investigator said Monday.
A toxicology screening revealed that Kelly, 34, had a mixture of drugs in his system when he was pronounced dead on May 1, said Betty Honey of the Fulton County Medical Examiner's office in Atlanta.
Paramedics found Kelly unresponsive on a living room couch at his Atlanta home and tried to resuscitate him. Kelly, known as "Mac Daddy," was later pronounced dead at a local hospital.
Originally posted 05/02/2013 07:45AM
As friends and family mourn the death of Kris Kross star Chris Kelly, authorities in Atlanta say they are investigating the case as a possible drug overdose.
An autopsy is planned for Thursday morning, but police are already looking at drugs as a cause after Kelly, 34, was found unresponsive in his home on Monday, Fulton County police Cpl. Kay Lester told the Atlanta Journal Constitution.
Meanwhile, Kelly's mother, Donna Kelly Pratte, released a joint statement with Kris Kross's former record label, So So Def, mourning Kelly's death.
Originally posted 05/01/2013 10:25PM
Chris Kelly – half of the 1990s kid rap duo Kris Kross who made one of the decade's most memorable songs with the frenetic "Jump" – has died, according to authorities. He was 34.
Investigator Betty Honey of the Fulton County Medical Examiner's office said Kelly was pronounced dead around 5 p.m. Wednesday at the south campus of the Atlanta Medical Center.
Honey said authorities are unsure of Kelly's cause of death and that an autopsy has yet to be performed.
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