The hip-hop community remains in mourning as the news of Chris “Mac Daddy” Kelly’s sudden passing spreads around the world.
Kelly, 34, died at an Atlanta hospital on Wednesday afternoon. A spokeswoman for the Fulton County police said his death may have been caused by a possible drug overdose, but no official cause of death has been determined, pending an autopsy.
Statement from So So Def and Chris Kelly’s mother
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 trendsetting, backwards 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. Though he was only with us a short time, we feel blessed to have been able to share some incredible moments with him. His legacy will live on through his music, and we will forever love him.”
– Donna Kelly Pratte (mother) & The So So Def Family