CNN is reporting that Chris Kelly, left, of the rap duo Kris Kross has died at age 34 of a drug overdose.
Kelly was found unresponsive at his Atlanta home Wednesday. He was pronounced dead around 5 p.m. at Atlanta Medical Center. Kelly’s death is being investigated as a drug overdose, Fulton County police Cpl. Kay Lester told The Atlanta Journal Constitution.
The Fulton County Medical Examiner’s Office will conduct an autopsy to determine the cause of death on Thursday.
Kelly, also known as Mac Daddy, along with Chris “Daddy Mac” Smith, also 34, (pictured above right) formed the successful kiddie rap group Kris Kross in 1992 at age 13. The group rocketed to fame with hit records “Jump” and “Warm It Up”, off their debut album, Totally Krossed Out.
Up-and-coming Atlanta rapper Yung Teddy was found shot to death in his Austell, GA home Wednesday night, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
Police responding to a report of shots fired found the 23-year-old rapper, real name Justin Mitchell, deceased around 10:18 p.m.
According to a bio on his Myspace page, Yung Teddy has been in the rap game since the age of 10. His first mixtape, “Almost Famous”, was released summer 2006.
Investigators are asking for the public’s help in finding two suspects who may be involved in the shooting. According to the AJC, “the first [suspect] is described as a black man with a thin build, between 20 and 23 years old, and about 5-foot-6 to 5-foot-9. He was last seen wearing a gray sweater, dark pants and a black beanie hat. He was armed with a handgun.
The second suspect is a black man, 5-foot-4 to 5-foot-6 tall. He was last seen wearing a multicolored beanie hat and a navy blue bandana covering his face.”
Anyone with information about the suspects is asked to call police at 770-499-3945.
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