Kriss Kross's Chris "Mac Daddy" Kelly Dead at 34 | County Grind | South Florida | Broward Palm Beach New Times | The Leading Independent News Source in Broward-Palm Beach, Florida

Obituaries

Kriss Kross's Chris "Mac Daddy" Kelly Dead at 34

Chris "Mac Daddy" Kelly was found dead in his Atlanta home yesterday. He was thirty-four years old. And while nothing is concrete, at the time of this writing, a drug overdose is suspected as the cause.

But first, a confession.

It is through the sheer power of thought and astral projection that I am responsible for the Mac Daddy's death.

See also

- Will the Kris Kross Reunion Feature Grown-Ass Men Jumping Around in Backwards Overalls?

"Jump"

Here are two facts that can't be ignored: First, this past weekend, while hanging out at my lady-friend's pad and listening to her MP3 player, Kriss Kross's 1992 smash hit "Jump" came on. What ensued was a long and drawn out and largely alcohol-fueled argument on my behalf as to why the one-time sensation would cease to exist from the collective consciousness of the world in no time. She got all bent out of shape, claiming it a classic party song. Needless to say, that did not end well.

Then this past Tuesday, while hanging out with my old man and watching TV, we caught a syndicated episode of In Living Color in which the closing act was Kriss Kross. I confess, that given the pop-cultural turmoil of the weekend, my thoughts were along the lines of "why can't this shit die already."

And then I see his death announced on my Twitter feed. Shit. Now, I feel like an asshole.

KEEP NEW TIMES BROWARD-PALM BEACH FREE... Since we started New Times Broward-Palm Beach, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of South Florida, and we'd like to keep it that way. With local media under siege, it's more important than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" program, allowing us to keep offering readers access to our incisive coverage of local news, food and culture with no paywalls.
Abel Folgar

Latest Stories