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Kris Kross Rapper Chris Kelly: DEAD At Age 34!

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Sadly, tragic news tonight as it's being reported Kris Kross rapper Chris Kelly has died.

Kelly (pictured above on the left) passed away in Atlanta after being found unresponsive at his home.

The Fulton County Medical Examiner's office announced that the 34-year-old rapper was pronounced dead at about 5:00 pm today after being taken to Atlanta Medical Center.

The cause of death is unknown at this time as an autopsy has yet to be performed.

His mother, Donna Kelly Pratte, and The So So Def Family have released a statement about his untimely passing:

“It is with deep sadness that we announce that our beloved Chris Kelly has passed away on May 1. To millions of fans worldwide, he was the trendsetting, backwards pants-wearing one-half of Kris Kross who loved making music. But to us, he was just Chris – the kind, generous and fun-loving life of the party. Though he was only with us a short time, we feel blessed to have been able to share some incredible moments with him. His legacy will live on through his music, and we will forever love him.”

Chris had worked with Chris Smith to bring Kris Kross to fame with hits like Jump.

Such horrible news for those closest to Chris and his many, many fans.

Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this time.


[Image via Chris Connor/WENN.]

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9 comments to “Kris Kross Rapper Chris Kelly: DEAD At Age 34!”

  1. 1

    Sad. Still love that song.

  2. JayMc says – reply to this


    This is so wiggity wiggity wack yo.

  3. 3

    A piece of my childhood just died :( RIP Chris!

  4. 4

    How come the 12-Step religious AA/NA cult's "HIGHER POWER" didn't use its HIGHER POWER THINGY and save him?

    A REAL "HIGHER POWER" would work 100% of the time!

  5. 5

    Another one KILLED by the 12-Step religious AA/NA cult; he went through DOZENS of 12-Step religious AA/NA cult programs…ALL FAILURES!

  6. Stacey says – reply to this


    I am amazed, with all of our education and knowledge on drugs and mixing narcotics. People still can't do it socially or better yet, not at all. You reach an age where it's just stupid!

  7. 7

    Wow I can't believe this! Im the same age as Chris and I feel like part of my childhood just died. I used to love Kris Kross. I would listen to their music every day and everyone at school would wear their clothes backwards because of them. RIP Chris :(

  8. 8

    Theirs was the fisrt concert I went to in Trinidad as a kid R.I.P Kris

  9. 9

    Hollywood legend Deanna Durbin passed away as well but you don't post anything about that. Just post about this one hit wonder nobody loser.