RIP: West Coast Rapper Nate Dogg Reported Dead at 41

October 5, 2015

In sad news, former Death Row artist Nathaniel D. Hale, better known as Nate Dogg has passed away his family announced on Tuesday night. According to Press-Telegram (Long Beach), the cause of death is unknown at this time. He was 41. That's crazy.

In a series of tweets on the social networking site Twitter, rapper Snoop Dogg responded to the news: “All doggs go to heaven yo homie n baby brotha bigg snoopdogg!!…. 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…. 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…. 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…. RIP NATE DOGG”

UPDATE: Attorney Mark Geragos said Nate Dogg, whose real name was Nathaniel D. Hale, died Tuesday of complications from multiple strokes. source: Press-Telegram (Long Beach)