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Kris Kross Rapper

Official Cause of Death

Overdose

7/1/2013 4:22 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

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It's not surprising, but it's official ... Kris Kross rapper Chris Kelly died from a drug overdose.

An investigator from the Fulton County Medical Examiner's Office in Atlanta said a toxicology screening showed the 34-year-old died with a fatal mixture of drugs in his system.

The investigator didn't specify which drugs, but as we reported, Chris' mother told police the rapper had been doing cocaine and heroin the night before he died on May 1st.

The video TMZ posted -- showing a wasted Chris trying to rap just hours before his death -- appears to back up the Medical Examiner's findings.

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In addition to the footage, Kelly also had a long history of drug abuse.

R.I.P.

41 COMMENTS

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Wow ...    

What a shame. So many lives wasted on drugs, taken too young. Yet, we seem to idolize entertainers, who in turn, idolize the party lifestyle. If only we would actually learn DRUGS ARE BAD!

376 days ago
2.

Lee    

[sarcasm] WWWWHHHHHHAAAAAAATTTTTTT?!?!?!?
a drug overdose?!?!?!?! i never in a gazillion billion million years would've thought it would have been a drug overdose [/sarcasm]

376 days ago
3.

Stiletto    

Another low life druggie...flock him.

376 days ago
4.

Stephen    

Everybody say, 'No sh!t!'

376 days ago
5.

WTF    

Surprise! ... not.

376 days ago
6.

Juicy E    

cocaine will make your heart Stop Stop.

376 days ago
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IN MY OPINION    

Old news that was evident!

376 days ago
8.

scochgus    

Good. One down Bieber to go!

376 days ago
9.

Throwback kid    

Sad to hear, 34 was too young. I was the one who broke this story on TMZ, it had been on several sites and I even checked with a friend in Atlanta but TMZ still had nothing so I just put my breaking news on stories about other people in the comments section. It was the usual Kardashian -Lohan crap at the time so I felt my fellow TMZ commenters would want to hear about the death of a 90's icon. I even had many TMZ commenters thank me for breaking the story and doing the job for free

376 days ago
10.

VictoriaGirl    

Official cause of death: being a dumba$$$ who got himself addicted to drugs.

376 days ago
11.

Pet peeves    

Well... bye.

376 days ago
12.

Toilethead    

What a surprise...NOT! We all knew he was a junkie.

376 days ago
13.

The New Improved Sock Puppet    

Who ever would have guessed?

376 days ago
14.

myopinion    

WOW...So SAD!!!! R.I.P. Chris Kelly

376 days ago
15.

alke10    

Junkie

376 days ago
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