Kriss Kross’s Mac Daddy is Dead

Mac Daddy - Then and Now

And another child star bites the dust… Chris “Mac Daddy” Kelly died on Wednesday, possibly of a drug overdose.

The Mac Daddy rapper of the ‘90s duo Kriss Kross was pronounced dead at the hospital after authorities were called to his Atlanta home. Police say it appears to have been a possible drug overdose but an autopsy is pending.

Kelly, aka Mac Daddy, made up half of the child rap group (the other half was Daddy Mac) whose debut album, Totally Krossed Out, went multiplatinum in 1992 thanks to the megahit “Jump”. This led them to instant fame – they toured with Michael Jackson, appeared on TV shows, and even had their own video game. But after a hit like that, they could never quite live up to expectations. I mean, how can you top this?!

In addition to not being able break out of the child star category, Kelly suffered from alopecia for the last few years, which causes hair loss.

Next up on the dead child star list: Amanda Bynes, who appears headed for a Mac Daddy fate, as evidenced by the latest round of bathroom selfies she shared on Twitter last night:

Amanda Bynes Path to Death

But hey, if Britney can make it through 2007, there’s hope for everyone!

Via: The Associated Press

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