April 12, 2011 04:05:18 GMT
The 'Regulate' rapper has reportedly failed to pay the mortgage on his Pomona, California property since December 2010, and racked up a debt of $5,924.
Nate Dogg's home was foreclosed on March 11 just two days after his death because he allegedly failed to keep up with his mortgage payments while he was sick. The 41-year-old passed away on March 15 after a long battle with ill health, which included two debilitating strokes.
Dogg, real name Nathaniel Hale, hadn't made any mortgage payments on his Pomona, California property since December 2010, racking up a debt of $5,924, according to TMZ.com. Papers filed on March 17 suggest the house was seized just two days after the star's death.
After news of his sudden passing made media headlines, many Hip-Hop stars have paid tribute to the rapper. One of them was Snoop Dogg. He tweeted, "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."
Weeks later, the "Gin and Juice" rapper revealed he has made a tattoo sleeve of his late friend on his arm with the phrase "All Doggs go to Heaven" underneath. Along with the picture he shared on Twitter, he wrote, "Tha tattoo u been waitin 2 c. My bro Nate Dogg by @Misterctoons."