His former partner in Kris Kross is describing Chris Kelly as a true friend.
Chris Smith - who formed the other half of the hip-hop duo - struggled to blurt out words at the funeral for Kelly. He hasn't spoken publicly since his friend's death last week of a suspected drug overdose.
Smith says "it's been a struggle" every day for him since he heard the news. Kelly's mother wept continuously as she stared at the casket containing her son's remains.
Other celebrities at the service in Atlanta included Jermaine Dupri, the producer who discovered Kris Kross - along with Da Brat, and two members of Xscape, who performed at the funeral.
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