Rapper Nate Dogg Passes Away Aged 41

Posted by PZ on March 16th, 2011

American rapper Nate Dogg (real name Nathaniel D. Hale) has passed away aged 41. The rapper, who died yesterday, had suffered several strokes in the past, and although it was unclear at first the cause of his death, his lawyer has since stated that he died as a result of “stroke complications”. Nate has been known to collaborate with fellow rappers Snoop Dogg and Warren G, and also made a notable appearance on Dr. Dre’s debut album which helped launch his career at the time. He later teamed up with Snoop Dogg and Warren G to form the trio “213”.

Snoop Dogg paid tribute to the rapper, taking to his twitter to comment:

“One of my best friends n a brother to me since 1986 when I was a sophomore at poly high where we met. I miss u cuzz I am so sad but so happy I got to grow up wit u and I will c u again n heaven cuz u know d slogan”.

Ludacris also tweeted about the death:

“There is a certain void in hip hop’s heart that can never be filled. Glad we got to make history together”.

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