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Died at 41, Nate Dogg Remembered by Ludacris and Other Hip-Hop Artists

March 16, 2011 09:07:29 GMT

The West Coast rapper passed away on Tuesday, March 15 in his home town of Long Beach, California after suffering from two massive strokes over the past years.


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Notorious rapper Nate Dogg has passed away. The West Coast artist, whose real name is Nathaniel D. Hale, died in his home town of Long Beach, California on Tuesday night, March 15, family members have reportedly confirmed the sad news. Initial report was made by Long Beach newspaper the Press-Telegram.

The cause of his death remains unclear, but the rapper, who was famous for his collaborations with Snoop Dogg, Eminem and Dr. Dre among others, had been struggling with serious health problems since he suffered a massive stroke that paralyzed his left side in late December 2007. Months later in 2008, he suffered yet another stroke.

Nate's death has sent shockwaves throughout the Hip-Hop world. Many rap artists have since took to Twitter to express their condolences. One of them was Ludacris who worked with Nate on his single "Area Codes". He tweeted, "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."

The Game, meanwhile, posted a series of emotional tweets in response to the sad news. "I lost a friend. Been here before. Tears. Memories. One day someone will lose 'US' as well. LIVING until that day comes is our only option," one of his tweets read. In his last tweet, he only wrote, "No words."

Also expressing grief of losing Nate was Snoop Dogg. "We lost a true legend n hip hop n rnb," tweeted the rapper. "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."

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posted by jaruwa denis on Mar 17, 2011
rip Nate
posted by Nino Okube on Mar 16, 2011
No words...just tears...adieus Nate
posted by CTS ent on Mar 16, 2011
R.I.P NATE DOGG....
posted by ANGEL on Mar 16, 2011
REST IN PEACE NATE DOGG P.S: NOTHIN BUT A G-THAG BABAY
posted by francine on Mar 16, 2011
R.I.P. NATE DOGG YHU WILL BE TRUELY MISS N LOVE N IN OUR HEARTS TO N UR MUSIC WILL LIVE ON N OUR BHEARTS.
posted by Roff on Mar 16, 2011
R.I.P Nate Dogg, you will forever be remembered.
posted by Leticia on Mar 16, 2011
R.I.P. Nate Dogg
posted by R.I P on Mar 16, 2011
REST IN PEACE NATE YOU HAD THE SMOOTH TONE MUSIC.
posted by streetlingo on Mar 16, 2011
R.I.P NATE DOGG......
posted by NONIS G on Mar 16, 2011
RIP NATE DOG
posted by chocolatelove44 on Mar 16, 2011
what the f**k, nate dog was the best... damn rip peace always yo #1 fan

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