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Chris Kelly


Born:     August 11, 1978

Birthplace:    Atlanta, GA

Died:  May 1, 2013

Place of Death:  Atlanta, GA

Zodiac Sign:  Leo


Chris Kelly was a rapper better known as Mac Daddy who was a member of the hip-hop duo Kris Kross alongside Daddy Mac. The duo rose to fame after the release of their 1992 single "Jump."

They formed the group in 1991 when they were twelve years old, but the duo had been friends since the first grade.

They released their debut album Totally Krossed Out in 1991 which was produced by rapper Jermaine Dupri. It landed in the number one position on Billboard Hot 100 for eight consecutive.

On May 1, 2013, Chris Kelly was found unconscious in his Atlanta home. He was pronounced dead around 5 p.m. on the south campus of the Atlanta Medical Center; he was 34 years old. According to the police report documents, Kelly had been brought home to recover from his drug use, as he had done several times in the past. His uncle told police that Kelly "had an extensive history of drug abuse." The following day, Dupri tweeted a "letter to fans", in which he referred to Kelly as "a son that I never had", and praised Kelly as an artist. Numerous other artists and fans publicly acknowledged Kelly's death, some citing Kris Kross or Kelly as their inspiration or their reason for entering the music industry. On July 1, a toxicology report was released stating that Kelly died from a drug overdose. According to the Fulton County Medical Examiner Office, the toxicology screening shows that Kelly had a mixture of drugs in his system, including cocaine and heroin. Source.

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