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.
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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