Date: May 1
Tragedy struck midweek when Chris "Mac Daddy" Kelly of Kris Kross passed away. Kelly's mother discovered him unresponsive in his Atlanta home on Wednesday and he was rushed to the Atlanta Medical Center where he was pronounced dead at 5 p.m. The music industry spent the remainder of the week mourning his loss, as he had just teamed up with Chris "Daddy Mac" Smith two months prior to celebrate So So Def's 20th anniversary.
Kelly's death hit close to home for a generation of hip-hop fans who know every single lyric of Kris Kross' "Jump" and donned their signature backwards clothing look for Halloween as children. Kelly was just 34 years old. R.I.P. —Julian Kimble
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