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)