HipHopNews24/7 - Chris Kelly Of Kris Kross Is DEAD, He Died Wednesday At an Atlanta Hospital After Found Unresponsive At His Home!! -- Chris Kelly, one-half of the 1990s rap duo Kris Kross, died Wednesday at an Atlanta hospital after he was found unresponsive at his home. He was 34. How Kelly died isn't known, and the Fulton County Medical Examiner's Office said an autopsy is planned for Thursday. Many reports are calling it a drug over dose. 

Kelly, together with Chris Smith, shot to stardom in 1992 with "Jump," which spent eight weeks on top of the Billboard Hot 100. The duo opened for Michael Jackson that year on his Dangerous World Tour.
And their penchant for wearing their clothes backward were, at least for a time, widely emulated.
"I'm wearing my clothes to work backwards tomorrow," Michael Skolnik, said when he learned of the death.

Leslie Tookes, a CNN project coordinator, lived next door to Kelly. Like others, she too was saddened by his untimely death. We often heard him playing classical music and the piano," Tookes said. "He was a low-key type of person who was very talented and courteous, friendly and wonderful to our 5-year-old twins. 

Rapper Da Brat, who also performed that night, wrote about Kelly's death, " REST IN PEACE TO MY LIL BRO CHRIS KELLY OF KRIS KROSS. Dam wasn't we JUST at rehearsal and doin a So So Def20 show?"

NEW UPDATE: 12:00pm

"Kris Kross" rapper Chris Kelly had been using a combination of cocaine and heroin the night before his death, this according to the police report.

According to the report, cops responded to Kelly's home Wednesday afternoon and found the 34-year-old lying on the living room couch.

Both paramedics who arrived to the scene said Kelly was unresponsive and had "no life signs." They attempted to revive Kelly, to no avail.

Cops then spoke with Kelly's friend, Donna, who told officers ... the night before Kelly's medical emergency, he had taken a mixture of heroin and cocaine.

Donna told police she had taken Kelly home to recover from the drug use and had done this "several times in the past."

Donna told cops Kelly had felt nauseous all morning before passing out.

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