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Kris Kross rapper Chris Kelly dies aged 34

Kris Kross star Chris Kelly has died aged 34.

The rapper was found unresponsive in his home on Wednesday (May 1), according to police.

Kelly was pronounced dead at 5pm at Atlanta Medical Centre, half an hour after being attended to by police.

No official cause of death has been announced, but Fulton County police spokeswoman said: "It appears it may have been a possible drug overdose."

His mother Donna Kelly Pratte said in a statement: "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 trend-setting, backward 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."

Rap duo Kris Kross, who also featured Chris Smith, enjoyed particular fame with the 1992 track 'Jump', which hit No.1 in the US.





Watch the video for 'Jump' below:


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