“Rapper Chris Kelly of the group Kris Kross was found dead at his Atlanta home this evening, a rep for the Fulton Country Medical Examiner confirmed to Billboard. He was 34.
No further details were available at press time. The rep said he will be examined tomorrow.
The duo, best known for their multi-million selling 1992 album “Totally Krossed Out” and hits like “Jump,” performed at the 20th anniversary party for Jermaine Dupri’s So So Def label in Atlanta earlier this year. Along with Chris “Daddy Mac” Smith, Kriss Kross was known for wearing their clothes backwards and extra baggy.”
As a person that listened to Kriss Kross as a kid this breaks my heart. Will add more to this story as information becomes available.
**Update Apparent cause of death was due to cocaine and heroin overdose.