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Reports yesterday have confirmed that Chris Kelly a.k.a. Mack Daddy was found dead in his Atlanta home at 4:30pm yesterday. It hasn’t been confirmed completely yet, but released from the police department that the cause of death may be from drug overdose.

So So Def and Chris Kelly’s mother has issued an official 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 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

If you don’t know, Kris Kross gain their life of fame after their debut album, “Totally Krossed” dropped in 92′ and in 93′  when their song “Jump” hit No. 1 on billboard charts. With their crazy style of wearing their clothes backwards, the young duo was a force to be reckoned with.

This is definitely a huge lost especially since this is artist that I grew up personally listening to when younger. I still remember the influences they had on me as I reminisce on how uncomfortable I was rocking my pants on backwards one day in school. LOL! He will truly be missed.

[via MissInfo]

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