Rapper Nate Dogg dies of stroke

41-year-old Nathaniel Dwayne Hale, better known to fans as Rapper Nate Dogg, has died of a stroke in Long Beach.

The rapper was known for his work alongside high school friend Snoop Dogg, as well as for collaborations with Tupac Shakur, Warren G, Eminem and Ludacris. Snoop, who along with Warren G formed a rap group called 213 with Nate Dogg 20 years ago, tweeted a series of messages regarding his friend’s death late last night. [Reverse chronological order.]

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

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

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

all doggs go to heaven yo homie n baby brotha bigg snoopdogg!!


Nate Dogg suffered medical problems including paralysis after strokes in December of 2007 and September of 2008.

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