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Funeral Plans Announced For Chris Kelly of Kris Kross

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Chris Kelly of Kris Kross. Photo by Sonia Murray CBS Radio

Chris Kelly of Kris Kross. Photo by Sonia Murray CBS Radio

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ATLANTA (AP/WAOK)–  Funeral services are planned on Thursday in Atlanta for former Kris Kross rapper Chris Kelly, who was found dead in his home from a possible drug overdose last week.

Murray Brothers Funeral Home in Atlanta confirmed Saturday that it will hold a public viewing for Kelly throughout the afternoon and evening Wednesday. A funeral service has been scheduled for Thursday at Jackson Memorial Baptist Church.

Kelly, known as “Mac Daddy,” and Chris Smith, known as “Daddy Mac,” made up the 1990s child rap duo Kris Kross known for wearing their clothes backward as they rhymed. Their song “Jump” became one of the decade’s most memorable songs.

The 34-year-old Kelly died Wednesday. Fulton County police say Kelly may have been using cocaine and heroin the night before he died.

Kelly and Chris Smith were discovered by Jermaine Dupree while performing at the age of 13 at Greenbriar Mall in Atlanta.

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