‘Kris Kross’ rapper Chris Kelly was laid to rest Thursday afternoon. His band mate and close friend Chris Smith spoke dearly of him and his memory during his funeral. Although very tearful and visibly shaken Smith speaks on the last time they performed together and the genuine friend Kelly has been to him.
Tearfully he says, “This has been like a struggle for me everyday but this morning when I woke up this peace came over me because I know chris is in heaven….”
Kelly passed away last week at the age of 34 for what is suspected to be the lethal combination of heroin and cocaine. Kelly’s mother reveals her son has battled drug abusive on and off for a number o f years. We hope he rest in peace.
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One half of 90′s rap duo, Kris Kross, Chris Kelly passed away Wednesday night at an Atlanta hospital.
Although his death is currently being investigated, it’s believed he died from an apparent drug overdose.
“It appears it may have been a possible drug overdose,” said Cpl. Kay Lester, a spokeswoman for the Fulton County police.
According to Lester, police were called to Kelly’s home at around 4:30 p.m. Wednesday. He was transported to the south campus of the Atlanta Medical Center.
He was later pronounced dead at approximately 5pm.
No official cause of death has been announced, however. An announcement will likely be made following an autopsy.
Following the tragic death of MTV ‘Buckwild’ reality star Shain Gandee, eight days ago, the network has decided to cancel the show.
As reported, after going missing for nearly 48 hours, Gandee, his uncle and a friend were found dead in his truck on the side of the road in his West Virginia home town. Although it was not initially reported, it was later discovered that Shain and his party died as a result of carbon monoxide poisoning.
The news media was shocked to learn, this morning, that a young MTV reality star, Shain Gandee had died. The 21 year old had been gone since Saturday night and reported missing by family members.
TMZ reports, “Gandee was found dead in a vehicle in West Virginia early Monday morning…. 31 hours after the 21-year-old MTV reality star had been reported missing, this according to law enforcement.”
Gandee along with the body of his 48-year-old uncle, David Gandee, and a third unidentified body were all discovered in the vehicle in Sissonville, West Virginia. There was no sign of foul play, reports officials.
It saddens us to have to report that one of our favorite television personalities have passed on. Lou Myers, best known for his role of “Mr. Gaines” from the 80′s hit sitcom “A Different World”, died Tuesday night in West Virginia hospital.
Tonya McDonald, a spokesperson from Myers’ nonprofit organization Global Business Incubation Inc. confirmed with the Associated Press that the 77-year-old actor died Tuesday at Charleston Area Medical Center in West Virginia. Though no cause of death was given, he had been in and out of the hospital since Christmas and had recently collapsed. An autopsy is planned.
Lou, who served in the military before his acting career, will receive a military burial in West Virginia. He is survived by his son and his 95-year-old mother.
May he rest in peace.
Sad news today! Conrad Bain, 89, the dad who played Phillip Drummond on 80′s sitcom ‘Diff’rent Strokes’ has died.
The actor played a successful businessman who adopted two African American brothers, played by the late Gary Coleman and Todd Bridges (seen in above photo).
His daughter, Jennifer Bain, confirmed his death to PEOPLE and says her father passed away of natural causes.
“He’d been unconscious for a couple of days, but he was comfortable and it was very peaceful,” she stated. _______READMORE
In some very sad news this morning, Mexican-American singer Jenni Rivera, 43, is presumed dead after a plane crash in northern Mexico.
The singer rose to fame following her break out from Spanish television reality programs. Her outright personality even had U.S. Latinas intrigued enough for ABC to be in development to create her very own show titled , “Jenni.”
Rivera was a three time divorced mother of five. Of her mother her eldest daughter, Chiquis, says her mom was “down to earth” during an interview back in July.
“What you see on television is real, but she’s not one of those stars who forgets her family. She knows what it was like to struggle, so she’s always been there for us,” she added.
Natina Reed of ‘Blaque’ will finally be laid to rest today following the car accident that took her life one week ago.
TMZ has learned that her ex fiance, rapper and father of her 10 year old son, Kurupt (pictured above), has opted to cover all funeral costs.
Following Natina’s death the dogg pound rapper released an official statement on behalf of himself and their son Tren Brown. At the time he stated, “Myself and Tren, Natina’s son, would like to thank everyone for their love and support during this tragic time. This is a tremendous loss to our family. Natina was a great person and I wish everyone had the opportunity to meet her and know her as I did.” (MTV)
What in the world would keep a dead man’s body unburied after three months?! We’re not quite sure but the late actor Sherman Hemsley is still unburied after his death back in July.
Weeks later an autopsy revealed that Hemsley succumbed to a lung cancer diagnosis.
The problem lies with a man, Richard Thornton, claiming to be the brother of the late actor. Since Hemsley had no wife or kids a will, found one week after his death, contests that his $50,000 estate go to his “self-proclaimed” live-in business partner and best friend Flora Enchinton Berna, according to Fox News.
Natina Reed of 90′s girl group ‘Blaque’ passed away sometime early Saturday morning following a hit and run accident. The singer had been crossing a street in Atlanta, GA when she was struck by an on coming vehicle, reports DivaWhispers.com.
What makes this story even more tragic, Reed would have turned 33 on Sunday, October 28th!
The group, founded by the late Left Eye of ‘TLC’, became well known following their break through single ’808‘ in 1999.
We were all in shock when actor Michael Clarke Duncan passed away last month, from complications stemming from a heart attack earlier in the year. The larger than life actor was laid to rest Monday and celebrity friends, including Tom Hanks, Jay Leno, all spoke on his behalf remembering the loveable actor and their friend.
His grief stricken fiance Omarosa Manigault-Stallworth was visibly upset and in mourning. The couple were planning their wedding right before Michael passed away. So very sad.
Check out the videos below of Tom Hanks and Jay Leno as they remember Michael.
So tragic. Omarosa was spotted in tears arriving back in LA after getting word that fiance Michael Clarke Duncan had passed away from complications stemming from a heart attack. The couple were slated to marry this coming January.