Chris Kelly of Kriss Kross died last night (Wednesday) in Atlanta. He was 34. We’re not getting much info yet about his death. ABC News reports that, “Authorities are investigating the circumstances surrounding his death and an autopsy is expected to be performed later today.” He was apparently found dead at his home.
Kriss Kross was super huge in the ’90s. I remember when they were on the cover of Disney Adventures, backwards overalls and all. Their big hit was “Jump.” Chris Smith was the other Kriss. I was a little too young to know much else about them, so here’s some trivia from Wikipedia that was new to me and made me smile. Maybe it’s not new to you. But maybe the nostalgia will bring us all together. Rest in peace, Chris Kelly.
— “Jump” was #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for 8 weeks. It went double platinum.
— They sang “The Rugrats Rap” for the Nickelodeon show Rugrats.
— Kelly and Smith were around 12 and 11 years old, respectively, when they were discovered. And Dupri was only 18!
— They toured with Michael Jackson in 1992 on his “Dangerous” world tour.
— They had their own video game for Sega, called “Kriss Kross: Make My Video.”
— In total, they released 3 albums. The 2nd one went platinum; the third, gold.