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'Kris Kross' Death

Cocaine & Heroin Suspected

5/2/2013 7:55 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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UPDATE

11:22 AM PT -- A rep for the Fulton County Medical Examiner tells TMZ, the autopsy has been completed and there were no signs of trauma or foul play. The cause of death will be determined by the complete toxicology report in 3-4 weeks.

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"Kris Kross" rapper Chris Kelly had been using a combination of cocaine and heroin the night before his death, this according to the police report obtained by TMZ.

According to the report, paramedics initially responded to Kelly's Atlanta home around 3 PM EST -- after his mother called 911 asking for medical assistance.

When help arrived, paramedics found 34-year-old Kelly lying on the living room couch -- unresponsive and with "no life signs." The medics attempted to revive Kelly, to no avail.

Kelly was immediately transported to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead a few hours later.

After the death, cops spoke with Donna Kelly Pratte -- Chris' mother -- who told police ... the night before Kelly's medical emergency, he had taken a mixture of heroin and cocaine -- commonly known as "speedballs."

Donna told police she had personally taken Kelly home to recover from the drug use ... just as she had done several times before. Donna told cops Kelly had felt nauseous all morning before passing out.

According to the report, Kelly's mother and Kelly's uncle both told investigators the rapper had an "extensive history of drug use."

Hours before Kelly passed out, he had a phone interview with The Streetz Morning Grind radio show in ATL ... and sounded like he was in bad shape.

In fact, Kelly made reference to his hard-partying ways, which seemed to upset the DJ, who was personal friends with the rapper.

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31.

Paul Lynde    

Hey Folks, Stick with the Ganja.

456 days ago
32.

Kay    

It is sad when fame comes so fast at such a young age and fades faster.I worry we will see more headlines like this given recent news reports of so many young stars having problems in the news.

456 days ago
33.

dd    

Wrong pic in the middle.

456 days ago
34.

Jigger    

If only it was chris brown and not kriss kross

456 days ago
35.

JerMajesty    

TMZ you have the wrong Chris pictured on the link to the interview. Please fix it now. Thanks.

456 days ago
36.

wecomefromacell    

Jump jump!

456 days ago
37.

Jennifer    

That's very sad. I just had someone close to me die of a drug overdose so I know what the family is going through. May they find peace.

456 days ago
38.

billybob    

That happens when you bring tow totally untalented clowns to stardom and suddenly they are out of business and NOBODY wants to write for them or produce them anymore because they are not cute anymore and to old. You CAN'T stay in that business when you can't write your own songs, that's it.
So death by drugs is the usual ending for those day flies (remember Milli Vanilli...)

456 days ago
39.

wecomefromacell    

I'm glad never did cocaine and heroin.

456 days ago
40.

Dublin2016    

Crack is wack....... Whitney Houston

456 days ago
41.

WvB     

Speedballing, huh? Shades of John Belushi.

456 days ago
42.

JuanRambo    

Just A Reminder To Everyone... Don't Do Drugs!

456 days ago
43.

Fox    

The mother brought the some home to recover from drug use several times? What a weird relationship...

456 days ago
44.

tom p    

speedballin' it! Didn't learn anything from Belushi. Only dummies do this combo.

456 days ago
45.

Allison    

I remember when the boys just started out. How adorable they were back then. Such a shame this had to happen.

456 days ago
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