[RIP] Chris Kelly half of 1990s Kris Kross dead at 34


Chris Kelly of the famous rap duo Kris Kross had passed away. According to CNN.com he was found unresponsive at his Atlanta home.

Chris Kelly, one-half of the 1990s rap duo Kris Kross, died Wednesday at an Atlanta hospital after being found unresponsive at his Atlanta home, the Fulton County medical examiner’s office told CNN. He was 34.

Kelly, together with Chris Smith, shot to stardom in 1992 with the hit “Jump,” which spent eight weeks on the Billboard Hot 100. The two also were known for wearing their clothes backwards during performances.

Kelly and Smith were 13-year-olds when they were discovered in 1991 at an Atlanta mall by Jermaine Dupri, according to Billboard.com.

The pair reunited earlier this year at a 20th anniversary party for Dupri’s So So Def label.


This is definitely unfortunate. Please keep him and his family in your prayers.

  • HollywoodHiccups
    So sad to lose someone at such at such a young age….. RIP!
  • Praying for the family