Thursday, May 02, 2013
Chris Kelly 1/2 Kriss Kross Dies
Police were called to Chris Kelly's home at around 4:30 p.m Wednesday and he was transported to the south campus of the Atlanta Medical Center. Investigator Betty Honey of the Fulton County Medical Examiner's office said Kelly was pronounced dead at the hospital at around 5 p.m Wednesday.
No official cause of death has been determined, it is pending an autopsy. Kelly known as "Mac Daddy," and Chris Smith, known as "Daddy Mac," were introduced to the music world in 1992 by producer Jermaine Dupri after he discovered the two at an Atlanta mall. They wore their clothes backwards as a gimmick, but won fame with their raps. Their first, and by far most successful song, was "Jump." The hit, off their multiplatinum 1992 debut album "Totally Krossed Out," featured the two trading versus and rapping the refrain, the song's title. The duo had surprising maturity in their delivery. It would become a No. 1 smash in the United States and globally, and one of the most popular songs of that year. They toured with Michael Jackson, appeared on TV shows, and even had their own video game.
The group was never able to match the tremendous success of their first song, though they had other hits like "Warm It Up," and "Tonite's tha Night."
In 2009, after photos surfaced that showed him with bald spots on his head, there were rumors that he had cancer. But in an interview posted on YouTube by Straight from the A TV, he said he suffered from alopecia, a condition in which people lose their hair. #RIPChrisKelly
Source: USA Today