Some shocking and sad news this morning.

Hip-hop star Nate Dogg, 41, has passed away. Though no details have been released regarding the cause of his death, the rapper, whose real name was Nathaniel Hale, reportedly suffered strokes in 2007 and again in 2008.

The Long Beach native was a founding member of the hip-hop group 213, with Snoop Dogg and Warren G. The rapper could be heard most recently on his collaborations with Eminem and Dr. Dre.

His death was first reported by the Long Beach Press Telegram.   Snoop confirmed by taking to Twitter to talk about the loss of his friend:

“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.”


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  • African Mami

    Damn! R.I.P. NATE.

  • monalise

    R.I.P Nate

  • Fox

    Man, I loved his voice…..