Sad: Kriss Kross Star Chris Kelly Found Dead In Atlanta

Published: Thursday 2nd May 2013 by Sam

The Urban music world is in mourning this morning. For, it has been sadly confirmed that Kriss Kross star Chris Kelly has been found dead. He was 34.

Details below…

According to TMZ, the rapper was found unconscious in his home and was pronounced dead around 5:30PM EST at the south campus of the Atlanta Medical Center.

As part of Kris Kross, Kelly shot to superstardom in the ’90s with following the blockbuster success of the group’s mega-hit, ‘Jump’.  Beyond music, the duo were also impacted Pop culture with their trademark practice of wearing their dungarees backwards.

Most bittersweet is the fact that Kelly and  Rap partner, Chris ‘Daddy Mac’ Smith, were last seen rocking Jermaine Dupri’s So So Def 20th Anniversary back in February.

In a joint press statement released today, Kelly’s mother and So So Def said:

“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.”

— Donna Kelly Pratte (mother) & The So So Def Family

Our thoughts and prayers go out Kelly’s family and friends. 34 is entirely too young.

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  1. JARED (WHITE DUDE) May 2, 2013

    Awww… 🙁

    ’34’ is far too young of age to die Dude. I was 4 when ‘Jump’ was released and I remember it, vividly, like it was yesterday. How can anybody forget that chorus? #ICONIC.

    R.I.P Chris; Many condolences to your family and loved ones.




    NEXT >>>>>>>

    #Don’tDoDrugsChildren – Michael HEROINson and CRACKney Houston are prime examples!!!

    • HALF AMAZIN May 2, 2013

      Typical TGJ troll. The comments really lower the quality of this site

      • Playafly May 2, 2013

        I agree @ Half Amazin’ half the time I don’t even read them. Ignorance still exists unfortunately. RIP CK

  3. HOTSTUFF May 2, 2013


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    • big lol May 2, 2013

      you are not ashamed to post this s*** on an article about a deceased person. and all this to keep your little futile war. There is a time for everything idiot. Really no respect and no etiquette, you’re a disgrace to the fans of rihanna. Shame on u

  4. nobitchassness May 2, 2013

    He was 34!? Life is too short.

    Rest In Peace.

  5. just sayin May 2, 2013

    Tgj hold comments when they don’t like something but they allow people to post “irrelevant” on a post about a person dying. I am done with this site and the hate. Really lost a follower today, this time I mean it. Tired of this.

    • big lol May 2, 2013

      preach, so many kids and troll and haters. but post irrelevant on a topic about a person dying, it’s just a shame

  6. MuiMui May 2, 2013

    Gone to soon RIP.

  7. tera May 2, 2013

    sumthing didnt really add up abt his health i still think he had a medical issue

  8. Tisha May 2, 2013

    Shame. A lot of people in the music community need to learn to leave drugs alone, it’s just not worth the risk of dying like this. You want a better ending than the loneliness and pain of a drug overdose.


  9. DIGGER BEY THE KING May 2, 2013

    Preach @ Just Sayin. I don’t care how much u hate someone. U should have some damn respect and morals. And not come up n here and post irrelevant stories. A man has just lost his life. And u got this sad ass miserable c*nt like Hot S*** and the other ass hole talkin about “who” and fake stories. When u c*nts die, somebody will do the same. #R.I.P CHRIS

  10. Playafly May 2, 2013

    RIP CK. A vital part of my childhood. I was introduced to SOSO DEF, Brat, Xscape, Jagged Edge, etc. all from the start of Kris Kross. It was rumored years ago that he had leukemia, but no one knows for sure just yet. May his soul rest now. So sad considering they were just reunited for the SOSO DEF reunion show. Thankfully, he was able to reunite with everyone one last time!

  11. Mark May 2, 2013

    RIP, was my jam when I was 4, but let’s not act like we cared about them in the past 20 years.

  12. NΛVI May 2, 2013


  13. Spinozza May 2, 2013

    Wonderful web site. Lots of helpful info here. I am sending it to a few friends ans also sharing in delicious. And obviously, thanks for your effort!

  14. Ultimate B****!!! May 2, 2013

    Jermaine Dupri had him murdered, because he was coming out with reports of being b*** f***** by him and the Illuminati….SAD!!! NEXT>>>>>>

  15. Back 2 J May 2, 2013

    R.I.P Chris ‘Daddy Mac’ Smith

    “Jump, jump. The Daddy Mac will make ya jump jump. Kris Kross will make ya jump jump.” That is still my joint.”

    I feel sorry for the newer generation who didn’t grow up in the 90s…

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