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Chris Kelly, of rap duo Kris Kross, dies in Ga.

Chris Kelly, of rap duo Kris Kross, dies in Ga.

May 1st, 2013 in News

ATLANTA (AP) - Chris Kelly, half of the 1990s kid rap duo Kris Kross who made one of the decade's most memorable songs with the frenetic "Jump," has died, and authorities say they are investigating his death as a possible drug overdose.

Investigator Betty Honey of the Fulton County Medical Examiner's office said the 34-year-old Kelly was pronounced dead around 5 p.m. Wednesday at the south campus of the Atlanta Medical Center.

Cpl. Kay Lester of the Fulton County police said "it appears it may have been a possible drug overdose."

An official cause of death is pending an autopsy.

Kelly, known as "Mac Daddy," and Chris Smith, known as "Daddy Mac," were introduced to the music world in 1992. The duo wore their clothes backwards as a gimmick, but they won over fans with their raps.