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Nate Dogg Dead at 41

3/16/2011 9:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Hip-hop star Nate Dogg died Tuesday after battling health issues for several years ... TMZ has confirmed.

Nate Dogg Dead
Nate Dogg -- real name Nathaniel D. Hale -- had survived strokes in 2007 and 2008 ... and was famous for his smooth vocal collaborations with Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Warren G. and Dr. Dre to name a few.

The Press Telegram in Nate's hometown of Long Beach, CA first reported his death late Tuesday night.

Nate was 41 years old.



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Cartman    

Nate Dogg? Who was he? Snoop's cousin or something?

1215 days ago
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Jay Cas    

Family Releases Statement on the death of their family member, Nathaniel Hale known to the world as Nate Dogg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DPWjyEKgi6U

1215 days ago
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Dee Dee    

I'm so sad he will be missed. Blessings to his family and friends. Rest in peace, Cause nobody does it better then you.

1215 days ago
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Freddy    

Damn this sucks. I grew up listening to Nate and he did in fact make every track he was on 10x better. I'm gonna miss you Nate Dogg. Atleast now you don't have to to suffer through anymore pains that you had. Peace bro.

1215 days ago
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francisco    

Rest in Paradise...Nate Dogg you will be miss brotha.

1215 days ago
21.

Cartman    

Boo hoo, another dead crip. Party in Compton tonight, yo.

1215 days ago
22.

Sonia    

So sad. RIP - Tmz I cant believe you were late on reporting this. I almost always hear my breaking death notice news on tmz dot com. Not this time tho.

1215 days ago
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francisco    

Rest in Paradise...Nate Dogg

1215 days ago
24.

Sarita    

Took you long enough to report it!
RIP Nathaniel. I hope that people will remember him by making a donation to the stroke charity his family started to help with more research

1215 days ago
25.

e33    

Nobody does it better!

He was a part of the rap game when it was actually original and decent!

1215 days ago
26.

GRYFFINDOR!    

aww man this sucks, he was a great rapper. he died of a stroke? that's such a shame. RIP

1215 days ago
27.

CrisDizzle    

Pouring one out for the late Nate Dogg.. REGULATORS: MOUNT UP!!

1215 days ago
28.

Sam Sunshine     

RIP

1215 days ago
29.

Cartman    

And nobody cared that a cholo died from doing too much coke.

1215 days ago
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6 Sic 6    

Sucks that the velvet voice of rap had to go so soon. He paved the way for some of the cRap we hear today.

1215 days ago
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