Kris Kross Rapper Chris Kelly's Death Mourned by Industry & Fans (VIDEO)

Kris KrossIn tragic news tonight, rapper Chris "Mac Daddy" Kelly has been found dead. The 34-year-old was best known as half of the 1990s group Kris Kross

If you lived through the 90s it's impossible that you didn't hear their hit song "Jump". It stayed at number one on the Billboard charts for eight weeks, and was played in clubs incessantly for years after. They were also known for their penchant for wearing their clothes backwards, and more than a few copied the look back in the day.

According to TMZ, Kelly was found in his Atlanta home this evening, and pronounced dead at 5:33 p.m. As of yet, no cause of death has been declared.

Many people are reeling from the news tonight that seems so sudden. Twitter is a flurry of messages of sorrow and remembrances for the rapper from those in the industry and those who just loved his music:

I'm so sad to hear the news of Chris Kelly. What a great loss. RIP Mac Daddy. -- @LilKim

R.I.P Chris Kelly. This song is now officially dedicated to you. May GOD embrace your soul & lift up your family. … -- @llcoolj

So sorry to hear that. Sending love to his family. RIP Chris -- @NICKIMINAJ

Retweet if you wore your overalls backwards -- @Swavay_Smooth

. He and Daddy Mac paved the way for kid rappers and young artist to really be successful. RIP. Great music. -- @TheSunGodKing

Hip Hop history lost another one! Gone too soon -- @kikibrown92Q


Were you a fan of Kris Kross?


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stara... starandseen

I totally remember them and their backwards clothes and that song. No cause of death released but still wondering what it could be?? I'm surprised to find out that they're the same age as I am.

jalaz77 jalaz77

I was!! So sad, so young.

bills... billsfan1104

That's sad. Wiggity wiiggity wiiggity walk.

hotrd... hotrdumommy

I was a huge Kriss Kross fan. I even met them when they came to a concert in NC. So sad to hear this.

Sam Samantha



Very sad..I wish he was still here but at the same time I hope his death was a instant natural one.

I hope drugs or alcohol were not involved. My prayers for his friends and family.

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