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Public Viewing For Nate Dogg Held Friday

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LONG BEACH (CBS) — A public viewing was held Friday morning for rapper Nate Dogg.

Nate Dogg, whose real name was Nathaniel D. Hale, died March 15. He had suffered two strokes in recent years.

The viewing began at 10 a.m. at New Hope Baptist Church in Long Beach, where he once sang in the choir. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Queen Mary Dome. A public funeral repast is scheduled for 7 p.m. Saturday, also at the Dome.

The funeral will be limited to 1,000 people who call (562)570-6147 before 3 p.m. Friday to obtain tickets.

Nate Dogg’s rap career began at Poly High School, where he performed with Warren G and Snoop Dogg. He made a name for himself on Dr. Dre’s classic album The Chronic, followed by a breakthrough performance alongside Warren G on the smash record “Regulate.” He later released several solo albums, including G-Funk Classics Vol. 1 & 2.

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