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HipHollywood is sad to report that rapper Chris Kelly of 90s hip-hop group Kris Kross has died at the age of 34.

The Fulton County Medical Examiner’s Office tells us that Chris was found inside his Atlanta home on Wednesday and pronounced dead at 5:33 p.m. at Atlanta Medical Center South. Just moments ago, his family released this statement to HipHollywood:

“It is with deep sadness that we announce that our beloved Chris Kelly has passed away on May 1. To millions of fans worldwide, he was the trendsetting, backwards pants-wearing one-half of Kris Kross who loved making music. But to us, he was just Chris – the kind, generous and fun-loving life of the party. Though he was only with us a short time, we feel blessed to have been able to share some incredible moments with him. His legacy will live on through his music, and we will forever love him.”

We’re told an autopsy has not been performed as of yet. Story developing.

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