ATLANTA - Chris Kelly of the rap group “Kris Kross” has died, according to the Fulton County Medical Examiner’s Office.
Kelly, 34, was known as “Mac Daddy” in the group, which was best known for the 1992 song “Jump.”
He was found unconscious at his home. He was pronounced dead at Atlanta Medical Center’s south campus around 5:30 p.m.
The cause of death was not immediately known.
3. CNN affiliate WXIA confirms death:
CNN affiliate WXIA confirms Chris Kelly, from Kris Kross, was found dead at his home tonight in Atlanta. (@RichelleCarey)— BuzzFeed News
4. “Jump” was released in 1992 and was no. 1 on the Billboard charts for eight weeks.
5. Chris Kelly’s mother Donna Kelly Pratte released a statement today on the rapper’s death
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.
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