(AllHipHop News) So So Def, the brand founded by Jermaine Dupri, and the mother of Kriss Kross member Chris Kelly released a joint statement, recognizing the death of the young 34-year-old rapper.
The statement said:
“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.”-- Donna Kelly Pratte (mother) & The So So Def Family
Both Donna Pratte and So So Def indicated that neither would publicly comment further at this time.
Kelly was found dead yesterday around 5pm. The cause of death has not been determined at press time.
Still, TMZ is reporting that there me be a link to his death via a deadly cocaine/heroine mix. These reports have not been confirmed by an medical examiner or law authority.