Former kiddie rapper Chris Kelly was 18 when he purchased his first home for $307,500 at the peak of his fame as one half of the multiplatinum rap group Kris Kross. The home has depreciated in value $100K since then.
Kelly was found unresponsive in that home by his mother, Donna Kelly Pratt, who frantically dialed 911 after Kelly complained of feeling nauseated and passed out.
Kelly, 34, was pronounced dead around 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Atlanta Medical Center’s south campus.
His mother later told police that her son ingested a combination of cocaine and heroine, known as a “speedball.” Pratt said Kelly had a history of drug abuse.
The traditional style 3,067 square foot home on Stoneleigh Drive in southwest Atlanta has 4 bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms. The 2-story home is just a stone’s throw from the Greenbrier mall where Kelly and his best friend, Chris Kelly, both 12, were discovered rapping by an up-and-coming music producer.