Chris Kelly–one half of So So Def‘s popular young 90’s rap duo Kriss Kross has been found dead in his Atlanta home. Chris “Mac Daddy” Kelly is dead at the young age of 34. CNN affiliate WXIA confirmed the sad news moments ago on air.
Our prayers and condolences go out to Chris Kelly‘s family and loved ones.
Chris Kelly and Chris Smith of Kriss Kross fame reunited back in February performing their hit “Jump Jump” at So So Def‘s 20th anniversary concert.
As of right now the cause of death is unknown. Stay tuned as this story develops.
Update: Chris‘ Mother has released a joint statement with So So Def on her son’s passing.
“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