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R.I.P. Rapper Chris Kelly DEAD At 34

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Rapper Chris Kelly, of the famed Hip-Hop duo Kris Kross, died at a hospital in Atlanta, GA today.  He was 34.  More details inside...

 

Chris Kelly, the 34-year-old rapper who rose to fame in the 90s as one-half of the backwards dressing rap duo, Kris Kross, was pronounced dead earlier today at an Atlanta hospital.  

A spokeswoman for the Fulton County Medical Examiner’s Officer told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that Chris was found unresponsive at his home on Wednesday and transported to the Atlanta Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.  An autopsy is planned at the medical examiner’s office for Thursday morning to determine the cause of death.

We last saw Chris when he reunited with Chris Smith at the 20th anniversary concert for Jermaine Dupri's So So Def label.  He will be missed.

Chris' mother and The So So Def Family released a joint statement saying:

“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

In case you missed it.....

Watch Chris hit the stage with Kris Kross to perform 'Warm It Up', 'Jump', and 'Live and Die For Hip Hop' at the So So Def 20th Anniversary All Star Concert.

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How very sad! Rest in perfect

How very sad! Rest in perfect peace, CK!
Marek's Wifey's picture

For those speculating on his

For those speculating on his cause of death, let's just wait for the autopsy report to come back. Regardless of what he died from ~ fact remains ~ he is no longer here. R.I.P. Chris Kelly aka Mac Daddy.
GetUrLife's picture

Agreed. Such a tragedy and

Agreed. Such a tragedy and such a young, talented guy. My heart goes out to his family and closest friends. Just wow.
MrsCPA's picture

So Sad! He was the better

So Sad! He was the better rapper of the pair but he also seemed to be the most troubled of the 2. May his soul forever RIP now.
Shay's picture

Rest in Paradise, Chris.

Rest in Paradise, Chris. Thank you for giving me and my friend that song to go crazy to in high school. ♥
shuga's picture

RIP Chris Kelly!

RIP Chris Kelly!
Denise2007's picture

Awwwwwww, this is REALLY sad!

Awwwwwww, this is REALLY sad! RIP...

There were rumors about him

There were rumors about him having cancer/aids that he had to debunk a few years ago. He had alopecia. Had it since he was about 4 yrs old.
AnoniNYC12's picture

Uhhh, how do you have

Uhhh, how do you have alopecia and you have a beard and mustache........Dumbass?
RockHard's picture

There are varing degrees of

There are varing degrees of Alopecia. Alopecia areata causes hair loss in patches and the person affected by it usually has one or two. Beside this basic form, there are two types of the condition that are more severe than that – alopecia totalis and alopecia universalis. Persons affected by Alopecia Totalis lose all the scalp hair, while the ones affected by alopecia universalis lose hair from the entire body, including eyelashes. Individuals with any of the three major forms of alopecia may also suffer from nail damage. The nails in some individuals may become pitted, rigid and brittle. #themoreyouknowbitch
AnoniNYC12's picture

#themoreyouknowbitch....

#themoreyouknowbitch.... Dead.
TrueThinker's picture

How do you explain the dreds

How do you explain the dreds , asshole............
RockHard's picture

I tried to provide you some

I tried to provide you some information. But clearly learning isn't one of your strong suits so asking you to use deductive reasoning from the information I provided would be useless. Clearly you don't have research skills either otherwise you'd look on youtube and see where he's admitted to having alopecia. But because you are set on trolling and throwing insults at people who are clearly more intelligent than you I am led to believe that you are a trolling teen...and if not then clearly you need to do better in life. copy and paste the following youtube link into your browser and see where he's admitted to having the disease. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=BF-3yCSyL3M#!
AnoniNYC12's picture

THANK YOU! Some folks just

THANK YOU! Some folks just straight ignorant on here with comments not knowin wtf they talking about callin people dumbass. #whostedumbassnow #haveaseat #RIPChrisKelly

Hey dumbass... he used to

Hey dumbass... he used to have dreds.....
RockHard's picture

he had box braids back in the

he had box braids back in the days but as time went on you could see where he started getting patches of missing hair.
shuga's picture

Damn he was my favorite one

Damn he was my favorite one too....handsome guy. Rest in Peace brother :(
AnoniNYC12's picture

Very sad news. I remember

Very sad news. I remember hearing how he battled cancer years ago.
getyourlife33's picture

Sad to hear this. RIP

Sad to hear this. RIP
listen2me's picture

We say don't speak ill of the

We say don't speak ill of the dead, but will slander and belign the living. How ironic?

Since we are ALL slandered

Since we are ALL slandered through life at some point, don't you think we at least deserve some peace and respect at death?! That's just common sense. Gosh some people just have to be slick mouth even over the most common sense issue.
Keys's picture

RIP.

RIP.
wildlife's picture

OMG this is so freakin SAD! I

OMG this is so freakin SAD! I LOVED Kris Kross! RIP Chris you will be deeply missed.
Crazy Sexy Cool's picture

Please don't start slandering

Please don't start slandering the man before he is gone even a full 24 hrs. RIP Chris. That performance at the anniversary concert was dope. I saw it live that night when it was televised. After all those years they still had that "it" factor.
Keys's picture

The DownLow Bros are gonna

The DownLow Bros are gonna wipe-out the gay male population AND the female population...thus DESTROYING the entire planet (all b/c of ButtHole Ass Sex.....smh)
Jesus H. Christ's picture

RIP...I remember their song

RIP...I remember their song being played over and over again at my junior high dances. Fun times..
cutethatsall56's picture

RIP Young Soul. I remember

RIP Young Soul. I remember when there was a rumor years ago about him having Aids and dying...crazy
Crass's picture

He'll always make me

He'll always make me JUMP-JUMP #4EVER #RIP
Tren's picture

LMAO! RIP Chris this is so

LMAO! RIP Chris this is so saddening. He was the sexy one.. He always looked ill to me after they came of age.
KENNEDY78's picture

I typed this before the count

I typed this before the count of 5 LOL.
Tren's picture

Let the ignorant speculations

Let the ignorant speculations begin in 5, 4, 3, 2, 1....
Child Please's picture

Do you think it was

Do you think it was AIDS??????????
Jesus H. Christ's picture

R.I.P

R.I.P

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