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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.

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bbwlover1969    

So sick of listening to people praise junkies like Whitney Houston and Chris Kelly and Michael Jackson. They had huge talent and wasted it on drugs. They don't deserve sympathy!! They chose that path and they got what they deserved. Period.

386 days ago
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Ivan in Phoenix    

That screws up their reunion tour. Too bad, I actually liked this guy. There's a few other celebs I wish would have overdosed long before Chris. Lilo & Brooke come to mind pretty fast...

386 days ago
18.

UNLEVINED HARVEY    

don mess wit dat herr-on

386 days ago
19.

who-me    

Your mom wears her underwear backwards because she smokes crack.

386 days ago
20.

shakedoggy    

blaks n drugs dont mix

386 days ago
21.

worldclass    

According to Chris's friends that video was a couple of years old and the woman that was present was NOT his Mother. This was news then. Terrible that he didn't make it. RIP

386 days ago
22.

David    

Bye, You POS!!!!

386 days ago
23.

laffnbear    

More proof that speedballs kill.

386 days ago
24.

Lothario    

Chris had a sick night, bitches!

386 days ago
25.

hollowx    

Chris Cross at the Crossroads. That's a tongue twister.

386 days ago
26.

MyTmar    

Oh well, nothing we didn't already know....still a shame that drug abuse has claimed another young one....no more more demons to struggle w/ so he can finally rest in peace...!!

386 days ago
27.

Shane!    

What a surprise a rapper dying of a drug overdose.

I am shocked! :) I think other rappers need to follow his lead so we can finally get rid of this stupid sh!t they call music that isn't music at all.

386 days ago
28.

karmah    

Good riddance!

386 days ago
29.

guest    

WOW.....that's a real shocker....DUH!!!!!

385 days ago
30.

eqquesz    

I am still waiting for someone to say that GOD has a big LINE up there waitin for the Rapper....I 'll leave and come back.

381 days ago
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