Chris Kelly, who became a teen hip-hop star in the early 90s in the rap duo Kris Kross, has died at age 34. Kelly was found unresponsive at his Atlanta-area home, and later died at a nearby hospital on Wednesday, May 1, the Fulton County medical examiner's office told CNN. No further details about his cause of death were immediately available.
Alongside Chris Smith, Kelly scored a major hit with Kris Kross' "Jump" in 1992. The single spent eight weeks at number one on the Billboard Hot 100, and was certified double platinum. Kris Kross were also known for their trademark style of wearing their clothes backwards.
The childhood pals were just 13 years old when they were discovered at an Atlanta mall in 1991 by producer Jermaine Dupri.
The twosome recorded three albums total before disbanding in 1998 -- and briefly reunited at a 20th anniversary party for Dupri's record label earlier this year.
This article originally appeared on Usmagazine.com: Chris Kelly Dead: Kris Kross Rapper Dies at 34
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