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.
This whole situation is so sad!
Recent reports claim that the Grammy Award winning group TLC will reunite this summer at the 2013 Mixtape Festival with ALL three TLC members!
Well, sort of….TLC plans to bring the late Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes to the stage via hologram technology, similar to the much talked about hologram of 2Pac Shakur at the Coachella music festival last year. “The hologram is something we talked about and thought about years ago. Obviously timing is everything but we’ve definitely been talking about it,” stated Chili. T-Boz added, “It will be hard on us but I certainly think our fans would love to see it. We would definitely be the first group to do it. It’s great but spooky at the same time but we’re definitely thinking about it.”
Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins and Rozonda “Chili” Thomas are confirmed for the VH1 festival held in Pennsylvania’s Hershey Park Stadium on July 26 & 27. It will be their first live performance in a decade. The TLC duo are also reportedly releasing a new album and will produce a VH1 made-for-tv movie later this year.
Are you looking forward to seeing Left Eye on stage again?? We are!
It has been reported that Chris “Mac Daddy” Kelly, member of the 1990s hip hop duo Kris Kross, died Wednesday at an Atlanta hospital shortly after 8 p.m. EDT. He was only 34 years old.
Chris Kelly, along with Chris Smith (aka “Daddy Mac”), were discovered by Jermaine Dupri in an Atlanta shopping mall in 1990. then by 1992, they made us all jump with their double platinum single “Jump” which topped Billboard’s charts for eight solid weeks.
The pair recently performed together in February for the So-So Def 20th Anniversary All-Star Concert.
Earlier this evening, Kelly was found unresponsive at his Atlanta home. He was transported to Atlanta Medical Center and pronounced dead. Cause of death has not yet been determined. Fulton County Medical Examiner’s Office said an autopsy is planned for Thursday.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to his friends and family.
Pop the hood on this Kriss Kross classic
It’s official: Justin Timberlake’s new album “The 20/20 Experience” debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, selling 968,000 copies in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan. This is the highest achievement on the charts so far in 2013.
“20/20,” released on March 19, is Timberlake’s second No. 1 album and logs his best sales week yet. It follows his last release, 2006′s “FutureSex/LoveSounds,” which arrived atop the list with his previous high: 684,000. Timberlake’s first album, 2002′s “Justified,” debuted and peaked at No. 2 with a 439,000 start.
What’s more, with reports that a sequel could be released by Thanksgiving, Justin may need a few tuxedos to go with his “Suit & Tie.”
Get it JT