Chris Kelly Funeral Arrangements Announced

The Kris Kross rapper will be buried this week.

Posted: 05/06/2013 01:00 PM EDT
Filed Under Music News, Kris Kross

Chris Kelly

Funeral arrangements have been set for Chris Kelly. The 34-year-old will be laid to rest following a service at Atlanta's Jackson Memorial Baptist Church Thursday (May 9).

Fans will have a chance to pay their final respects to Kelly via a public viewing to be held at the Murray Brothers Funeral Home in Atlanta starting Wednesday (May 8) afternoon, until that evening.

Kelly, aka "Mac Daddy," was one-half of '90s rap duo Kris Kross, most widely known for their hit single "Jump" and wearing their clothes backwards. He died in his Atlanta home last week.

Paramedics responded to a 911 call from Kelly's mother and arrived to find the rapper lying on the couch unresponsive. He was pronounced dead at a local hospital a short time later.

An autopsy confirmed no foul play was involved in Kelly's untimely passing, but authorities believe that drugs may have been a component. His mother and uncle revealed to police that Kelly did what may have been a lethal combination of heroin and cocaine the night before his death.

In a sad and ironic twist, video footage obtained by TMZ shows Kelly clearly inebriated and rapping about dead bodies hours before his demise.

Partner-in-rhyme Chris Smith released a statement to E! "Chris Kelly was my Best Friend," he wrote. "He was like a brother. I love him and will miss him dearly."

Check what other celebrity friends of Kelly's had to say in last week's "Tweet Sheet."

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