Rapper Nate Dogg, whose real name is Nathaniel D. Hale, has died at the age of 41 on Tuesday, March 15th.
The cause of death is unknown at this time although Warren G., who worked with Nate on their hit “Regulate” tweeted on Sunday that the rapper had two strokes, in 2007 and 2008.
“For those that dont know awhile back nate had 2 strokes he is in therapy thanks again for your support,” he said.
Nate Dogg was born in Long Beach, California and went to school with Snoop Dogg. He left school at the age of 16 and spent 3 years in the Marine Corps, before returning to Southern California and forming 213 with Warren and Snoop. He made his debut on Dr. Dre’s album The Chronic.
Snoop Dogg posted a message about his long time friend and collaborator saying: “We lost a true legend n hip hop n rnb. One of my best friends n a brother to me since 1986 when I was a sophomore at poly high where we met.” He continued “”I love u buddy luv. U will always b wit me 4ever n a day u put the g n g funk u put the 1 n 213 n u put yo stamp on evrybdy u ever didit wit”
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