Overdose Claims Life Of Chris Kelly Of 90s Rap Duo Kris Kross

ATLANTA (May 2, 2013)--Chris Kelly, half of the 1990s kid rap duo behind one of the decade's most memorable songs, "Jump," has died at an Atlanta hospital of a drug overdose at the age of 34.

Kelly, known as "Mac Daddy," and Chris Smith, known as "Daddy Mac," made up the rap group Kris Kross, who were known for wearing their clothes backwards as they rhymed.

Fulton County police spokeswoman Cpl. Kay Lester says the death appears to have been an overdose.

According to Lester, police were sent to Kelly's home at around 4:30 p.m. Wednesday.

He was taken to the south campus of the Atlanta Medical Center.

Investigator Betty Honey of the Fulton County Medical Examiner's office said Kelly was pronounced dead at the hospital at around 5 p.m. Wednesday.


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