Chris Kelly Cause of Death Confirmed

Chris Kelly

Chris Kelly Cause of Death Confirmed

Toxicology screening showed drug overdose.

Published July 2, 2013

Chris Kelly, one-half of the hip hop duo Kris Kross, died of a drug overdose, reports TMZ.

An investigator from the Fulton County Medical Examiner's Office in Atlanta told the media outlet that Kelly's toxicology screening showed a fatal concoction of drugs in his system, but did not specify which ones. Previously, the site posted information culled from a police report that indicated that his mother believed he was taking heroin and cocaine.

Kelly died tragically May 1, 2013; he was found unresponsive in his home and pronounced dead at the Atlanta Medical Center. An emotional, star-studded funeral took place May 9. TMZ has a home video of what is suspected to be his last moments; it shows him rapping as the cameraman zooms in on several plaques he collected as a multi-platinum-selling child star. is your #1 source for Black celebrity news, photos, exclusive videos and all the latest in the world of hip hop and R&B music.

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Written by BET-Staff


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