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Kris Kross's Chris Kelly dead of apparent OD at 34

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ATLANTA -- Chris Kelly, half of the 1990s kid rap duo Kris Kross who made one of the decade's most memorable songs with the frenetic Jump, died at an Atlanta hospital on Wednesday of an apparent drug overdose at his home, authorities said. He was 34.

"It appears it may have been a possible drug overdose," said a spokeswoman for the Fulton County police.

The spokeswoman said that is based on statements received at the scene as well as evidence turned up at Kelly's home in south Atlanta.

Kelly, known as "Mac Daddy," and Chris Smith, known as "Daddy Mac," were introduced to the music world in 1992 by music producer and rapper Jermaine Dupri after he discovered the pair in an Atlanta mall. The duo wore their clothes backwards as a gimmick.

Their first, and by far most successful song, was Jump, featured on their multiplatinum 1992 debut album Totally Krossed Out. It would become a No. 1 smash in the United States and globally, and one of the most popular of that year.

Their success led to instant fame: They toured with Michael Jackson, appeared on TV shows, and even had their own video game.

-- The Associated Press

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition May 3, 2013 D2

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