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Chris Kelly

Chris KellyAKA James Christopher Kelly

Born: 11-Aug-1978
Birthplace: Atlanta, GA
Died: 1-May-2013
Location of death: Atlanta, GA [1]
Cause of death: Accident - Overdose

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: Black
Occupation: Rapper

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: The "Mac Daddy" half of Kris Kross

Member of Kris Kross, a juvenile rap duo discovered by Jermaine Dupri and signed to Ruffhouse Records in 1992. Kris Kross often wore their clothes backwards and inspired others to imitate, but why anyone would want to do this has never been satisfactorily explained. Their single Jump was #1 on the Billboard 100 for eight weeks. Kris Kross last performed together at record label So So Def's 20th Anniversary Concert on 23 February 2013. Kelly died from a drug overdose, specifically a speedball, after he was found unresponsive at his Atlanta home.


[1] Pronounced dead at 5PM, Atlanta Medical Center.

Mother: Donna Kelly Pratte

    Kris Kross Rapper (1992-98)
    Autopsy
    Risk Factors: Cocaine


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