Kris Kross' Chris "Mac Daddy" Kelly's Cause Of Death Ruled A Drug Overdose

UPDATE: Early reports by Chris Kelly's mother confirmed her worst fears as the Kris Kross co-founder and Ruffhouse Records star died from a lethal drug dose.

In the last 12 hours since Kris Kross member Chris "Mac Daddy" Kelly's death was reported, information is building concerning the former So So Def Records' artist's untimely death at the age of 34 years old. Last night, the label founded by Jermaine Dupri and Chris mother, Donna Kelly Pratte released a joint statement on Chris. It was published in the Hollywood Reporter:

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.

Additional reports by TMZ have alleged that Kelly died of a drug overdose, according to what his mother told first responders. The drugs believed to be involved are a "speed-ball," a powerful and often lethal mixture of cocaine and heroin.

A formal autopsy is scheduled for this morning.

(May 2)

UPDATE: Investigator Betty Honey of the Fulton County Medical Examiner's office in Atlanta, Georgia said yesterday (July 1) that a toxicology screening showed the 34-year-old Chris "Mac Daddy" Kelly had a mixture of drugs in his system at his May 1 death. Fox News reported that the specific narcotics used were not known, but that the cause of death was ruled a drug overdose.

This information matches the reports from Kelly's mother, at the time of his death.

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  • Anonymous

    Ja Rule hates junkies. Lowest scum of the earth.

  • Whorida

    This was not long after one time reunion too which was pretty good

  • Kelly J. Crump

    just as Ronald responded I am in shock that a student can earn ($)4082 in 4 weeks on the internet. have you seen this site... can99.c.o.m

  • leather face

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  • M

    you can't really have compassion for someone dumb enough to die from a drug overdose

    • fuccya

      it's not just simple od. and what has an addiction to do with a moron taking both heaviest upper and downer at the same time? fucking with speedball is the best example of stupidness, he didnt die because of being a victim of addiction, he was at least experimentating or just fucking around. whats the word for that? stupid.

    • dac

      youre an idiot and know nothing about drug addiction. i hope none of your family members are addicts and if they are i hope they don't ever hear you talking like that.

  • Anonymous

    "No family member gonna leave their homeless family alone in their house with computer access" As long as they lock down the liquor cabinets they should be fine.

  • Anonymous

    "It's not about blame. It's about analysis" Thank you Dr. Phil, but when analyzing the situation it's clear Chris Kelly was a junkie, and ultimately blame will be cast on those around him who probably knew but did nothing.

  • Master P

    I make coke and heroin say uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuugh !!!

  • Anonymous

    "Cocaine is going nowhere, working professionals know it leaves the system within 72 hours" Ask Reggie Lewis his thoughts on this harmless little drug called cocaine. Oh wait. You can't. He tried it once and his heart stopped.

  • rulator

    ja rule doesnt feel anything from coke and heroin, he needs something stronger.

  • anonymous

    Let me get this right. His mother picks him up from SOMEWHERE and brings him home. Something she said she has had to do before. What about REHAD. Then she leaves him there to die. Calls police and identifies herself as a friend in the police report. Then she turns to the media and tells that her son was doing heroin and coke. WHAT MOTHER DOES THAT.

  • Anonymous

    "Homeless people got computers and internet now?" Glad you questioned that statement. Lemme break this down for you. They go to a relative's house and ask if they can sleep on the couch. When the family member is gone, they jump on their computer and presto... They end up on this site talking about wearing their clothes backwards.

  • Anonymous

    If you are doing Heroin in the year 2013 then there is an immediate problem going on in your brain, if you mix that heroin with cocain.... COCAINE? -then I'm just lost for words. This is not 1988, we have had millions of examples on how this ends bad.

    • Anonymous

      The OP is out of touch. Oxycodone is a semi-synthetic opiate and when they can't get that, they turn to the other way it's presented. Cocaine is going nowhere, working professionals know it leaves the system within 72 hours. You dudes actually do live in cul-de-sac basements with no realistic idea of what's going on in the world.

    • Anonymous

      People have died just taking cocaine for the first time, so yeah. Adding in heroin is a recipe for death.

    • Anonymous

      Very correct.

  • Big Dan

    Please say its just that, rumors. Cocaine and the same time? Damn! Like someone said, suicide.

  • Anonymous

    Not everybody can party like Charlie Sheen and live to tell about it.

  • FactChecker

    What can you say? Didn't have to go down like that, Homie. Suicide.

  • Whorida

    Damn it man! They just did a reunion performance 2 or 3 months ago! Every time I make a best of mixed cd of an artist for my car, the artist passes. I actually disliked Kriss Kross when I was a kid because "Jump" was overplayed along with Hammer and Vanilla Ice. It wasn't until the 2000s when Kriss Kross was long gone that I listened to them and actually appreciated them compared to all of the wackness that was coming out. They were hot too until their late teens but people couldn't accept them as cussing/sex-minded grown-ups so they faded. These were some of my favorite joints of Kriss Kross- Jump Warm It Up I Missed the Bus I'm Real Tonight's the Night Remix feat Redman Live And Die For Hip Hop feat. Da Brat and my all time favorite summer jam- Alright feat. Supercat RIP my homie. Even as kids, Kriss Kross, Da Youngsta's, Illegal and Chi-Ali is 1 million times better than a lot of these corny muthafuckas today.

  • Come On

    Wow Dude thats disapointing another rapper dead of a OD R.I.P Still but damn homie thats a shitty way to end your life.......

  • Anonymous

    Im gonna wear my clothes backwards all day today. RIP

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