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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Comments (7)
  1. Joshua says:

    Regulators, mount up…

  2. Parco says:

    RIP big NATE DOGG – you will be Missed!

  3. JAPBP says:

    Rooney: You are a Great AH!!!!

  4. Big Q says:

    another young rapper gone & will be misses by lots of fans OLD & Young RIP Q

  5. EmmondnPryor says:

    Another wonderful music maker gone to join Barry, Rick, Levert, Tina, Teddy, Luther, Tupac, Biggie and so many more. I hope they all make beautiful music for the Lord! Gone but not forgotten”

  6. Saber 1 says:

    Good by Dog man. The people with real taste for music won’t miss you, just the welfare crowd while there running to the mail boxes.

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