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Chris ‘Mac Daddy’ Kelly of Kris Kross fame dead at 34


 

Chris Kelly, the rapper best known for his childhood role in the group Kris Kross, was found dead in his home in Atlanta Wednesday night, in what police say may be a drug overdose.

Chris Kelly and Chris Smith made up the duo Kris Kross and their hit song “Jump” stuck in the No. 1 spot on the Billboard top 100 for eight weeks in 1992. They also opened for Michael Jackson that year on his Dangerous World Tour, reports CNN.

Kris Kross was also responsible for a short-lived trend of wearing clothes backwards, as demonstrated in the “Jump” music video.


An autopsy to determine the cause of Kelly’s death is scheduled for Thursday.

As news of the star’s passing broke, members of Gen-Y shared their memories of Kris Kross on Twitter, with some vowing to wear their clothes backwards in tribute.


 
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