Rapper Nate Dogg Dead At 41

LOS ANGELES (CBS/AP) — Rapper Nate Dogg has died of complications from multiple strokes, according to attorney Mark Geragos.

Known for rapping with icons such as Snoop Dogg and Warren G, the family of 41-year-old Nathaniel Hale, known as Nate Dogg, reported that he died Tuesday.

Hale’s voice was featured on hits including Warren G’s “Regulate,” 50 Cent’s “21 Questions,” Dr. Dre’s “The Next Episode” and countless others.

His near monotone crooning anchored some of rap’s most seminal songs and helped define the sound of West coast hip-hop.

He was childhood friends with Snoop Dogg, eventually adopting a similar on-stage name. On Wednesday, Snoop expressed his condolences in a tweet.

“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!!”

Tweeted fellow rapper, Ludacris: “There is a certain void in hip hop’s heart that can never be filled. Glad we got to make history together. RT @SnoopDogg: RIP NATE DOGG.”

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  • Lenny

    RIP Nate.

    • dedrick callahan

      r.i.p.nate dogg!!!your up there in heaven with the rest!!!god always take the best.youl be always missed and forever loved!!!true west coast gangsta crip!!!gonna miss you cuzz!!thanks for the music!!youll never be replaced!!!

      • stwebb

        Why is he necessarily in Heaven, and not hell? I mean if you live a life of sin, why would you be in Heaven?

        And your comment, “god always take the best” is pure unadulterated stupidity! God doesn’t take anyone…but god (satan) is the destroyer. So maybe you are partially correct…god (satan) always takes (not ghetto – take) ANYONE he can!

        Nate Dogg will be forgotten by 12-21-12.

        I’m not saying he is going to hell, but I’m saying why does everyone that dies automatically get sent to Heaven???

        Come on!

      • JonJon

        stop being a hater. that’s it.

      • empyrean82

        In all fairness, STWEBB, we all live lives of sin. The defining difference between our place in Hell or our place in Heaven is whether or not we have a growing relationship with Christ; whether we attempt to turn from our sin for the sake of being like Him. And even then, despite knowing Him, we STILL will falter. It is the simple fact that we are still of the flesh and still residing in a fallen world.

        As foolish as it may be to assume someone is in Heaven it is just as foolish to assume they are in Hell. Despite most people being condemned it is not fair for you to think you knew Nate Dogg (or any other individual) at the level of his heart, mind and soul.

        The only thing you really should do in these situations is perhaps be concerned over whether or not Nate Dogg turned his life over to Christ; that he could know Him. In turn you should share the Gospel and His message of love and salvation and His judgement of sin should He be refused. You are to be a neutral party; to simply be the messenger. You are not the judge, jury and executioner.

      • lelouchelamprouge

        ok listen everbody once and for all the date is not 12-21-12 its 12-12-12 okay

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    • Mel

      1 down and every other rapper to go…can we some how expedite this process?

      • mister s

        Set the example and kill yourself?

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  • RIP Nate

    RIP big Nate Dogg…true west coast legend….

  • Justin Herrera


    • West Cost Fan

      Truley a West Cost Legend…Stand Up West Cost! RIP Nate Dogg…you were truley amazing…big prayers to your fam and friends

      • stwebb

        Dude…it’s coast…not cost! And it’s truly…not truley! Education is important!

  • Brown&Proud

    R.I.P NATE. i love your voice! you are a true legend that will be remembered

  • Lilliana Mellsq

    R.I.P Nate Dogg



  • Jamie

    RIP Nate Dog you will be missed:(

  • Marco

    What do they mean cause of death has not been disclosed? You can’t just report he’s dead without saying why?

    • addie

      Why not?

    • Mark J

      The gentleman had two strokes in the past three years.
      I would say that this was the cause of death. It is sad.
      Rest in peace.

  • Tracy dantzler

    you are in a better place and no more suffering.

  • Eric Mendoza

    Crazy he was a Dope Ass West Coast Legend. Had some some gangster hits with Snoop, Tupac, Kurupt, Westide Connection and a the Doggpound. He was truly one of the best rappers/singers on the westside of the map. R.I.P Big Nate!

  • Veronica

    may god bless him and his family in this time of pain, he will be greatly missed and always remembered.

  • Eddie Earth

    R.I.P Nate Dogg ….Say Hi to 2 pac and Biggie You’ll always be remembered in the LBC…

  • Brad

    Another false “legend” has departed. Rappers are so-o-o yesteryear, so when you delusional dummies wake-up and finally give us some real talent — I’m waiting.

    • Mario

      You know Brad, thats a pretty messed up thing to say. Its your opinion and your entitled to it, but did you really need to post it here, now, where people who loved his contribution to the hip hop world and are trying to honor the memory of a man who just died. You are just really classless.

    • Asia Veena Campbell

      I see you dont have any…..HA! askin for others???

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  • Fizzy

    its a sad story.R.I.P Nate dizzle

  • jay

    pour out a little liquer.

  • michelle zingapan

    Rest in Peace Nate Dogg….

  • Leslie Andrew

    We say goodbye to a West Coast G. Things won’t be same in the LBC.
    He had a unique sound, that everybody knew, rest in peace Nate Dogg. We’re gonna miss you. He flowed with the Crips as well with the Bloods. It really doesn’t matter if you soo-woop or cuz. So I’m asking everyone who knew this man, throw up the double u, if you’re a West Coast fan.

    • Haastyle

      nicely done. nice flow.

  • Rena Birchfield

    sad he was so young

  • Veena Campbell

    God Bless You! I lobe you Nate and always will….You turly was the a G. Gansta……..so shocked…….. R.I.P Love U Mayne…<3

  • ajay

    damn rip nate dogg ..all the real niggas dyin

  • mister s

    RIP Nate, most soulful voice in rap. Dre said he couldn’t get him on Detox due to to health issues he was having related to his stroke a couple years ago. Id wager a bad mix of prescription drugs had something to do with this…… hafta wait and see.

  • jay

    G-funk on a whole new level…the rhythm is the bass and the bass is the treble.

  • Asia Veena Campbell

    Love you, Nate…You will be missed by me and the rest here in the westside…..Loved your SEXYNESS.. STYLE….<3

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