Kriss Kross' Chris Kelly died of drug overdose

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Chris Kelly of the '90s rap duo Kris Kross died of a drug overdose, a medical office investigator said, according to The Associated Press.

A toxicology screening revealed that Kelly, 34, had a mixture of drugs in his system when he was pronounced dead on May 1, said Betty Honey of the Fulton County Medical Examiner's office in Atlanta.

Paramedics found Kelly unresponsive on a living room couch at his Atlanta home and tried to resuscitate him. Kelly, known as "Mac Daddy," was later pronounced dead at a local hospital.

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Honey said she did not know which specific drugs Kelly had used before his death. However, a police report from the night of Kelly's death said his mother told investigators her son used cocaine and heroin the night before he died and had a history of drug abuse.

Kelly performed alongside Chris Smith, who was known as "Daddy Mac." The duo wore their clothes backward as a gimmick, but they won over fans with their raps.

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