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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.


Remembering Nathaniel 'Nate Dogg' Hale in video

-- Shelby Grad

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Dogonit. Deys big dogs an little dogs an fat dogs an hot dogs an snooooop dogs annow one lez dog.

Oh gosh, this was definitely a shocker to me. Nate Dogg will definitely be missed but the music that he made will live on forever, he was a wonderful artist. rip nate dogg

Rip to him. Man was a rap mogul.

Way too much influence, and no real contribution to humanity. You'll never hear about a spelling bee champ, science fair finalist, or even the so many kids that know how to make real music and work hard to study it, play it, and school it to others.

Yeah, great, Snoop, Nate, etc., they put on a good show; but the system puts too much emphasis on putting on a "performance", all for show, because that's what pays - and all because we choose, like sheep, to pay for it.

It's a tragedy for everyone that survives an individual that dies, but only if there is a genuine loss - that is, if the person actually knew who we were, called us, asked how we were doing, and were actually a part of our lives ~as a part of their life.

At times like this, however, isn't it important to remember that none of us should be so full of ourselves that we feel any real personal loss? Sure, empathy for those that were actually near an dear to the departed; but to do anything affecting some sort of personal loss if you never had as little as a cup of coffee with the guy! Please, in advance, spare all of us, including yourself, the _drama_.

RIP Nate..A Giant in Hip Hop, Rap and R&B. His legacy will continue.

He's regulating in a better place now.

RIP Nate Dogg

rest in peace....Nate the voice.....Rest in peace!

It was fun. Love, Peace & Bacon Grease

RIP dogg

Wow, RIP Nate


nate dogg rest in peace...
he was FLY with the 213 crew
R.I.P. LBC regulator!

East Coast Love.....RIP

RIP Nate Dogg, Nobody does it better......


He's been featured in countless (countless!) hit singles.

RIP Nate Dogg. 213 in the LBC

Save me a place up there Homie
C ya Later

Tyrone, you hit the nail on the head. No truer words have been spoken.

rest in peace with the lord!!! nate dogg and make some beautiful music in heaven...

1 of the few rappers left that really made good music... RIP Nate!

Tj, Boston, MA

Some people affect you in ways you never thought possible. I never knew Nate Dogg . . . never got to see him, meet him, nothing; but this man plays in the soundtrack of my life. I don't care who you are or where you're from but if ever you spent a summer in LA you're heart should be aching for this, one of our best has fallen and the world of music no matter the direction it may take has lost one of it's ORIGINAL entrepreneur's. All whom come after are legends in their own right but the truth remains . . . I love LA and "this is where I wanna be" R.I.P.

R.I.P. Nate Dogg. Thanks for the great music.

How long will they mourn you??

R.I.P Nate Dogg -- One of the greatest

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