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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

Photo: Zap 2 It

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Thanks for the inspiration, you will be missed... RIP

Too much fried chicken and pig feet


we'll miss you, nate, the greatest voice of the hip hop, I'm a fan from far away, thanks for your music, was my inspiration. from Chile

r.i.p to a true legend..quiet and humble

R.I.P Ma Dogg

R.I.P Nate, I grew up with you guys, You will be missed.... My prays go out to your family. GOD HAS TAKEN ANOTHER ANGEL UNDER HIS WINGS....

was Nate in anyway related to snoop i didn't even no that he died tell my dad told me today, why do good people have to go & die like this i guess it was just his time to go this is depressing news to every one i hope his family gets by this ok but it is always sad when some one dies that you no or love but life gos on you have to remember that.

R.I.P. Nate Dogg, you've been an influence on my music, you will be truly missed

Why did my homie have to die, with tears in my eyes
I came to say goodbye, say goodbye
Just passin through to let you know that I remember the times we shared
Your mother prayed for us both night and day
I guess this is what she feared
The picture in my room keeps your image sharply in my head
All in my head
I just can't let go of the memories I had; will this madness ever end?

Rip Nate..

Here in WV..you are missed

I will see you on the other side

Do any Caucasian-Americans have an ounce of interest in any so-called "artists" with the name Dog in their brainless names?

Is the rubbish produced by these thieving and criminal millionaires actually considered music by anyone with an IQ over 75?

Non-news, no story here, another banger turned record magnate by swindling stupid white kids' parents out of their money who no one will miss 6 days from now.

Should have taken crack lessons from Charlie Sheen.

What a joke.

really hard to belive...very sad nate dogg was a pioneer. at least weve still got all the music

I'll take Hamilton and give 14 points.

i loved all his music i remebering buying the g funk era album and turning my friends on to it i alawys anticipated another album.... rip nate dogg

Rest in the hand of GOD.we will always remember u.nate dogg rip.west coast mis u.

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