Chris Kelly of Kris Kross: Singer's funeral arrangements released
Chris Kelly's funeral arrangements have been announced.
Kelly, a member of the '90s hip hop group Kris Kross who died earlier this week, has funeral services scheduled for next week in Atlanta. The 34-year-old rapper was pronounced dead at the south campus of the Atlanta Medical Center on Wednesday, May 1.
Murray Brothers Funeral Home confirmed that it will hold a public viewing for Kelly throughout the afternoon and evening on Wednesday, May 8, according to the Associated Press. A funeral service has been scheduled for Thursday, May 9 at Jackson Memorial Baptist Church.
At the time that Kelly's death was announced, the cause was pending investigation. Later, police revealed that Kelly likely died of a drug overdose.
Rapping duo Kris Kross was discovered at a mall by famed performer and producer Jermaine Dupri. He recounted how he met the young and talented pair, and how he signed them to his label So So Def Records (Read full story).
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.