Nate Dogg's fans will get a chance to pay their final respect this coming weekend. A funeral service for the late rapper has been set for 10 A.M. on Saturday, March 26 at the Long Beach Cruise Terminal, and his sister Pamela Hale-Burns, who happens to also be a reporter for the Long Beach Press-Telegram, said it will be open to the public.
USA Today added that a viewing will be held a day prior on Friday, March 25 from 10 A.M. to 4 P.M. at the New Hope Baptist Church at 1160 New York St. in Long Beach, California. No cameras will be allowed at either event. Meanwhile, MTV reported that a memorial benefit is scheduled to be held at the Los Angeles Convention Center on Sunday, March 27 with DJ Quik serving as host.
Nate Dogg, whose real name is Nathaniel D. Hale, passed away in his home town of Long Beach, California on Tuesday night, March 15. Close friend and manager Rod McGrew has previously said that the "Regulate" rapper was likely to have died of complications stemming from the two strokes he suffered in 2007 and 2008.
Warren G, who worked with Nate on "Regulate", opened up about a recent South by Southwest tribute concert. "It kind of hurts me when I look at this shirt [the organizers of the SXSW tribute show sold Nate Dogg T-shirts, with proceeds going to the late singer's family], it's like, 'Damn, that's my homeboy on this shirt,' " he said. "And I'm hurting, and you know, a lot of people are showing tons of support for his family, for his homeboys, and we really and truly appreciate that. It's real love."