Deftones cover ‘Jump’ as tribute to Chris Kelly of Kris Kross – watch

The band mashed up the track with their own song 'Engine No 9' last night in St Louis

Deftones have paid tribute to the late Chris Kelly by covering Kris Kross’s 1992 hit single ‘Jump’.

The band performed a cover of the song at their show last night (May 1) in St Louis, mashing it up with their own track ‘Engine No 9’.

Click above to watch fan-shot footage of the tribute.

“We got word that a member of Kris Kross has passed,” said frontman Chino Moreno before launching into the song.

Kelly – of 1990s rap duo Kris Kross – was found “unresponsive” at his home in Atlanta on Wednesday (May 1) and was transported to Atlanta Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

It is now being reported by TMZ that 34-year-old Kelly allegedly took a mixture of heroin and cocaine on the night before his death.

The rapper’s mother, Donna Kelly Pratt, apparently told police that her son had taken a ‘speedball’.

Kris Kross – who were famous for wearing their clothes backwards – was made up of Kelly, aka ‘Mac Daddy’, and Chris ‘Daddy Mac’ Smith. The duo achieved global fame with their 1992 album ‘Totally Krossed Out’.

The duo last performed in February to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Jermaine Dupri’s So So Def label. They were just 13 years old when they were discovered in a shopping mall in Atlanta and then signed to the label.