by NewsOne Staff
UPDATE 11:36 AM EST — Chris ‘Mac Daddy’ Kelly’s mother, Donna Kelly Pratte, and his uncle told police that her son had an “extensive history of drug use” and that he had taken “speedballs” — a potentially fatal cocktail of heroin and cocaine — the night before his death, TMZ reports.
According to the police report, Pratte said that she had taken him home to recover from his latest night of partying — as she had done in the past — but that Kelly had been complaining of feeling nauseous all morning before he eventually passed out.
UPDATE 2:56 AM EST — Chris ‘Mac Daddy’ Kelly’s mother, Donna Kelly Pratte, and So So Def released the following 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.”
UPDATE 1:36 AM EST — Based on statements received and evidence discovered at Chris ‘Mac Daddy’ Kelly’s home in south Atlanta, a drug overdose may have been the cause of his death.
“It appears it may have been a possible drug overdose,” said Cpl. Kay Lester, a spokeswoman for the Fulton County police.
An autopsy is scheduled to be performed Thursday morning (May 2).
UPDATE 11:58 PM EST – The Fulton County, Georgia, Medical Examiner’s Office confirms that Chris Kelly died around 5 p.m. at Atlanta Medical Center South.
UPDATE 10:50 PM EST – The Associated Press reports that “authorities are unsure of Kelly’s cause of death and that an autopsy has yet to be performed.”
UPDATE 10:00 PM EST — Chris ‘Mac Daddy’ Kelly, 34, of the 90′s Hip-Hop group, Kris Kross, was pronounced dead at Atlanta Medical Center around 8 p.m. eastern, according to FOX4kc.com.
Chris ‘Mac Daddy’ Kelly, 34, of the 90′s Hip-Hop group, Kris Kross, has died, according to legendary Atlanta radio host DJ Greg Street, music producer Bryan-Michael Cox and others in the music business who have taken to Twitter to offer condolences.