*Update from TMZ*
“Kris Kross” rapper Chris Kelly had been using a combination of coke and heroin the night before his death, this according to the police report obtained by TMZ.
According to the report, cops responded to Kelly’s home Wednesday afternoon and found the 34-year-old lying on the living room couch. Both paramedics who arrived to the scene said Kelly was unresponsive and had “no life signs.” They attempted to revive Kelly, to no avail.
Cops then spoke with Kelly’s friend, Donna, who told officers … the night before Kelly’s medical emergency, he had taken a mixture of heroin and coke — commonly known as “speedballs.”Donna told police she had taken Kelly home to recover from the drug use … and said she had done this “several times in the past.”Donna told cops Kelly had felt nauseous all morning before passing out.
Kelly was pronounced dead Wednesday evening.
Last night the hip-hop world was shaken as news of the untimely passing of one-half of 90’s rap group Kris Kross, Chris “Mac Daddy” Kelly spread like wildfire. Kelly, who was only 34-years-old, was found unresponsive in his Georgia home around 4:30 pm yesterday. He was later pronounced dead at Atlanta Medical Center around 5:00 pm.
Although the former child star’s official cause of death has yet to be determined, a representative on behalf of the Fulton County Police Department revealed that witness accounts and evidence collected at the scene all point to an apparent drug overdose, CBS Atlanta reports.
“It appears it may have been a possible drug overdose,” said Cpl. Kay Lester.
Chris’s former producer and mentor, Jermaine Dupri issued an official statement, publicly mourning the rapper’s death and reflecting on fond memories.
“Letter to the fans
To the world Chris was MacDaddy but to me, he was a son I never had, as much as you may think I taught him, he taught me, god has blessed me to be in the presence of so many naturally talented people, and Chris was one. his understanding of what we set out to do, from day one was always on point. his passion for the music, his love for doing shows, his want to better than everyone else, was always turnt up. when I think about it I spent more time with Chris than damn near anybody in my whole life, so you can imagine how bad this hurts.
I will always love you chris, and I will never let the world forget you, may god bless your soul.”
We send our prayers and condolences to the Kelly family. We will continue to keep you posted as this story develops.