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'Kris Kross' Death

Cocaine & Heroin Suspected

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



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.

"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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What goes around comes around like a hoola hoop, the one's that are making jokes and sarcastic remarks towards this guy's death you to will have your day, I do not know about Karma but I do know God don't play... those who know God pray for his family because they are the ones who are hurt the most.

505 days ago


Doesn't matter what generation it is. Drugs still kill.

505 days ago

dc or nothong    

May his soul rest in peace this is sooo sad may god bless his family and friend my prayers are with them

505 days ago

buzz kill    

Cocaine is a hellova drug.

505 days ago


@skee karma and god..there is no god if there was a good he would b take innocent lifes..we came from cells..believe what you want but if a tree or any plant grow from a single seed so do we ..sorry to tell you religion is a very old custom..remember they didn't have lights,fire,cars,computers back then..what would u believe if ther was no evidence of where people came from

505 days ago

dc or nothong    

When this going to stop mj Whitney Houston vesta williams Amy winehouse the list goes on smh too ppl dying ppl we a wake up call god is coming back soon ppl have to believe it but everybody need gt they house in order

505 days ago


Why do these jive talking fools try SO hard to try and sound cool?

505 days ago

dc or nothong    


505 days ago


That's exactly what killed River Phoenix, speed balls

505 days ago

Joey Boots    

This is so sad - I was just listening to Ride Like The Wind and Sailing this morning in his honor - tragic!

505 days ago


damn...such a deadly disease. we're losing too much people due to this bull****. Prayers go out to him and his fam. RIP Chris

505 days ago


It's sad to see this get turned into a battle of race and religion. What's worse is he's not intelligent enough to warrant a response.

505 days ago


Gee. How sad. Another rapper dead from drugs. I think I'll mourn.

OK that's done!! Now I'll move on to something important in life.

505 days ago


I am SHOCKED to hear that a rapper was using drugs, wasted his life away, throwing money around making it "rain", and now... Wow... He's DEAD. What a shock. Now, on to the next one...

505 days ago


it's sad that people choose to leave a legacy of negativity. of all the meaningful things he did in life he will always be remembered for a drug overdose and wearing his clothes backwards smh. sadly a lot of the people commenting and making jokes are also using drugs. wake up.

505 days ago
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