Days after the passing of Kriss Kross’ Chris “Mac Daddy” Kelly, funeral plans slated for next week in Atlanta have been announced today (May 4).
According to reports, diehard fans of the late Kelly will have an opportunity to pay homage to his legacy in-person on Wednesday, May 8th.
Funeral services are planned next week in Atlanta for former Kris Kross rapper Chris Kelly, who was found dead in his home from a possible drug overdose. Murray Brothers Funeral Home in Atlanta confirmed Saturday that it will hold a public viewing for Kelly throughout the afternoon and evening Wednesday. (Fox News)
The actual funeral service will take place the following day.
The funeral service for Chris “Mac Daddy” Kelly of Nineties rap duo Kris Kross is scheduled for next Thursday in his hometown of Atlanta, the Associated Press reports. It will be preceded by a public viewing on Wednesday afternoon and evening at Murray Brothers Funeral Home. Kelly was pronounced dead at Atlanta Medical Center on May 1st from a suspected overdose at age 34. (Rolling Stone)
Recent reports suggested drugs may have led to Kelly’s passing.
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 Cpl. Kay Lester, a spokeswoman for the Fulton County police. This, Lester said, is based on statements received at the scene as well as evidence turned up at Kelly’s home in south Atlanta. (Associated Press)
As of earlier in the week, the 34-year-old’s cause of death was still a mystery.
Investigator Betty Honey of the Fulton County Medical Examiner’s office said the 34-year-old Kelley was pronounced dead around 5 p.m. Wednesday at the south campus of the Atlanta Medical Center. Honey said authorities are unsure of Kelly’s cause of death and that an autopsy has yet to be performed. Kelly, known as “Mac Daddy” performed alongside Chris Smith, known as “Daddy Mac,” in the early and mid-90s. The duo might be best remembered for the song “Jump” from their 1992 debut album, “Totally Krossed Out.” (Mercury News)