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Rapper Nate Dogg dead at 41

Nate-dogg-rip-thumb-420xauto-23580 The family of rapper Nate Dogg has told the Long Beach Press-Telegram that the performer died Tuesday at age 41.

No details were immediately available, but the paper said Nate Dogg, whose real name is Nathaniel D. Hale, had suffered two strokes in recent years.

His musical collaborator, rapper Snoop Dogg, posted a note on his Twitter account saying: "RIP NATE DOGG."

Rapper Ludacris said on Twitter: "There is a certain void in hip hop's heart that can never be filled. Glad we got to make history together."

Hale was born in Long Beach.

He got his start with Snoop Doggy Dogg and Warren G in a Long Beach-area band called 213. He later recorded with Dr. Dre on "The Chronic" and appeared in Snoop Doggy Dogg's "Doggystyle," according to Times reports.

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rip nate

rest in peace hommie

Resy easy Nate Dogg. Best wishes to your family during this difficult time. R.I.P.

We have lost one of the greatest rappers.Tha rap industry cant fill this void left.

Rest in Peace Mr. Hale. We appreciate your contributions to hip hop and the American culture. You will not be forgotten.

R.I.P. Nate Dogg. Regulators, mount up!

R.I.P

Big blow to the Hip Hop World! Yes, it would indeed leave a void...

Rest In Peace Nate...you'll be missed.

RIP To a great musician!!!! You will be remembered a very long time!! Thanks for all the great music!!

One of the greatest of the 20th Century.

Another one too young to leave us...RIP Nate Dogg

RIP Nate Dogg you were the best. My condolencesTeva to the family

"No details were immediately available..."

I got $5 on drugs.

Tragic. You will be missed, rest easy bruh and give Tupac my love.

"with Snoop Doggy Dogg and Warren G in a Long Beach-area band called 213"...even the reporters kickin licks....

Heavenly Father, I pray that Nathaniel "Nate Dogg" Hale is in your glorious presence forever and ever. May your love be known around the world to all who call upon your name, that name being the name above all names Jesus Christ. In Jesus name I pray. Amen!

Regrets man, the Lord is waiting for your rap skill in haeven to join the rap choir.

this is real big loss for the whole world as all the icons of rap hits are getting lost. ha will the new ones get original couching.
RIP.
Uncle D is Sad.

RIP NATE DOGG...THANKS FOR THE GREAT MUSIC

This is sad! RIP Nate Dogg

R.I.P NATE DOGG U WERE A LYRICAL GENIUS SUCH A YOUNG AGE TO DIE ALWAYS IN OUR MEMORIES AND ON OUR MUSIC PLAYLISTS

Nate has a place in Hip Hop history. Never be forgotten!!! RIP NATE DOGG

R.I.P. Nate!

 
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