Kris Kross’ Chris Kelly Died of Drug Overdose


A Georgia medical examiner has recently ruled that the cause of death for Chris “Mac Daddy” Kelly from Kriss Kross was in fact a drug overdose.

Since the rapper’s death, rumors were running rapid that Kelly had in fact died due to a drug overdose. Even though this was the most likely scenario, fans of the duo and others, we’re reluctant to admit that he would do that in the midst of a comeback.

Turns out, it was all true.

According to Betty Honey of the Fulton County Medical Examiner’s office in Atlanta, Kelly had died due to a toxic combination of drugs when he was pronounced dead on May 1. At the time, paramedics had found him in his Atlanta home, unresponsive and eventually pronounced dead.

Even though Honey has yet to reveal what might have been the drugs used in the late-rapper’s death, his mother had revealed that the night before his death, he had used heroin and cocaine and had a very bad drug history.

A memorial ceremony had been held for the fallen rapper back in early May where his uncle, Lemar Williams revealed that Kelly had always wanted to be a performer from and early age; he loved music and would often mimic Michael Jackson’s dance moves. Williams also revealed that the rapper loved his hometown of Atlanta and never wanted to leave the city.

The sudden death came as a surprise to many because just a few moths before, Kriss Kross had reunited to perform at the anniversary of Jermaine Dupri’s record label So So Def and that an official comeback was in the future for them.

Kriss Kross Rapper, Chris Kelly, Passes Away


UPDATE: According to police reports that TMZ had obtained early this morning, Kelly had used a combination of heroine and cocaine the night before his death.

News is breaking that Kriss Kross rapper, Chris “Mac Daddy” Kelly has died at the age of 34. The Fulton County Medical Examiner’s Office has confirmed the death of the rapper to The Huffington Post. An unnamed source told CBS Atlanta that Kelly was found dead at his Atlanta home.

The ME’s department could not give out anymore information about the death since it is still an ongoing investigation, but more information should be making its way online in the coming hours.

Earlier this year, there was talk of a possible comeback tour for the duo with them even performing at the Fox Theatre on February 23.