On May 1, one half of the iconic rap group Kris Kross was found unconscious in his Atlanta home and was later pronounced dead at a hospital. The 911 call from that tragic day has hit the internet. Keep reading for more details.
Chris Kelly, the rapper from the Nineties rap duo Kris Kross, tragically passed away on May 1. The 911 call placed on that day moments after his mother discovered Chris’ unresponsive body in his Atlanta home has been released, revealing everything that happened during Chris’ final minutes.
Chris Kelly’s Mother Makes 911 Call
The call, obtained by TMZ, is a truly sad listen. The caller, who appears to be Chris’ mother, speaks with the 911 dispatch and recounts how she has found her son lying down unresponsive and unconscious. After closer inspection, Chris’ mother informs the dispatcher that her son is not breathing. She also tells the dispatcher that her son had used cocaine and heroin the night before, and that he had “an extensive history of drug use.”
Though Chris’ mom seems to be keeping her composure, there is a feeling of panic throughout the phone call, surely because she does not know what to do. “I can’t feel anything,” the mother says when the dispatcher asks if she can feel Chris breathing.
The 911 dispatcher instructs Chris’ mom on how to perform chest compressions while an EMT rushed to the scene. The call ends frantically and abruptly when those emergency responders arrive.
Chris Kelly Dies At 34 From Possible Overdose
As we know, despite Chris’ mother and the EMT’s efforts, Chris was pronounced dead at the Atlanta Medical Center at around 5:30 p.m. on May 1.
It’s likely that the aforementioned combination of cocaine and heroin was a main factor in the rapper’s death. Clare Waismann, founder of WAISMANN METHOD — an opiate detoxification center, tells HollywoodLife.com that “individually they are both lethal drugs, but when they are combined, they become even more lethal… One day your body can handle all the drugs, and the next day it can’t.”
Chris’ death is so sad — to die at the age of 34 after struggling through addiction is just awful, for him and his loved ones. Our thoughts continue to be with his mother, his family and friends in this difficult time.
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— Andrew Gruttadaro