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Chris Kelly dies: Kris Kross singer was 34

05/01/2013 by Daniel Reynolds

Chris Kelly, a member of the '90s hip hop group Kris Kross, died in Atlanta on Wednesday, according to the Associated Press.

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The 34-year-old musician was pronounced dead at the south campus of the Atlanta Medical Center at approximately 5 p.m. on Wednesday, May 1.

UPDATE: Police say Kelly likely died of a drug overdose. Check out more details as well as the story of Kris Kross' discovery -- at a mall -- and rise to fame.

Investigator Betty Honey, of the Fulton County Medical Examiner's Office, confirmed the death to the AP, and said that the cause of death is unknown, pending an autopsy and further investigation.

Kelly and his former bandmate Chris Smith comprised the popular group Kris Kross, which released the popular song "Jump" in 1992 as part of their debut album, "Totally Krossed Out." The album became double platinum, selling over 4 million copies in the United States. Kelly and Smith were only 13 at the time of its release. They are pictured above accepting an American Music Award in Los Angeles on January 25, 1993.

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