NBC Bay Area: Chris Kelly, of 1990s rap duo Kris Kross, has died at age 34.
Authorities said Kelly was pronounced dead in a hospital in Atlanta, Georgia at approximately 5 p.m. The cause of death has not yet been determined.
The duo included Kelly, known as “Mac Daddy,” and Chris Smith, known as “Daddy Mac.” The group was best known for the song “Jump” off their multiplatinum 1992 debut album “Totally Krossed Out.” Kris Kross went on to tour with Michael Jackson and have their own video game.
Photo: Kris Kross during 1993 Kid’s Choice Awards in Los Angeles, California. (FilmMagic, Inc./Getty Images)
Hamba kahle*, Chinua Achebe, born 16 November 1930, died 22 March 2013
Achebe was a Nigerian novelist, poet, professor, and critic. He is best known for his first novel and magnum opus, Things Fall Apart. Nelson Mandela referred to Achebe as a writer ‘in whose company the prison walls fell down’.
Achebe was the recipient of over 30 honorary degrees. He was awarded the Man Booker International Prize, the Commonwealth Poetry Prize, and the Nigerian National Order of Merit.
The other big Jack Klugman memory for me was in Quincy, M.E., which my mom watched when I was growing up. The first thing that came into my head when I saw that Klugman had passed away was the Quincy theme song— and it’ll probably be in my head while I’m having Chinese with my family tonight.
I just saw on my dash that Jack Klugman passed away. A guy I worked with and I were just talking about Klugman a few weeks ago, and how, growing up, when we called in sick from school we’d get to watch The Odd Couple on channel 38. I never really thought about it before, but I guess I’m equal parts Felix Unger and Oscar Madison.
It’s Michael Jackson’s birthday today, so I decided to post the first video of his I remember seeing. It was on a program that Nickelodeon used to air that showed videos, and I couldn’t have been more than five or six. I had no clue what the lyrics were about at that age, but the imagery stuck with me.