Kriss Kross Loses Chris Kelly at 34
It is a tragic shock to learn about the death of 90’s hip-hop icon, Chris Kelly, best known for his role in the rap duo Kris Kross. He was 34 years old when pronounced dead yesterday at 8 p.m.
The cause of death has not been determined and no more details have yet been released.
The duo, which also included Chris “Daddy Mac” Smith, is best known for the for the multi-platinum album Totally Krossed Out, which featured their hit record “Jump.”
The artist’s mother, Donna Kelly Pratte, and So So Def released a joint statement Wednesday night 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, backward pants-wearing one-half of Kris Kross who loved making music. But to us, he was just Chris – the kind, the 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.”