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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    

Hey, where's my tv?

1226 days ago
32.

anonymous    

Very sad. RIP.

1226 days ago
33.

jon    

God F'nDammit! RIP, prayers with your loved ones.

1226 days ago
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Babylonianqueen     

Whoever is on here passing judgment needs to swallow a d k an stfu in Xxplosive words recognize an have some respect you garbage mutherfckers!!!! RESPECT!!!!


A true OG rapper pioneer to art-rap-music
While the west coast roles along....
A life cut so short
We know your in the heavens above
While we stay in denial

Rest in Peace
Xxplosive!

1226 days ago
35.

Babylonianqueen     

RESPECT!!!!!!!! All you trolls do your homework before your fingers start tweekin. Ignorant fools!

While the west coast roles along...
"We still makin ganstah hits"

Xxplosive!

1226 days ago
36.

Julia    

Say it ain't so. The passing of a legend :(

1226 days ago
37.

Jim in Cali    

Smoke weed everyday.

RIP Nate Dogg.

1226 days ago
38.

TAISHA    

Man this is so sad. I was shocked when I heard the news. We lost one of our great west coast artist. RIP NATE DOGG! DPGC FOREVER IN MY SNOOP DOGG VOICE!

1226 days ago
39.

TMZ dont like me    

Nate Dogg was a great singer. Never forget his chorus on Lil' Ghetto Boy. He will be missed. RIP.

1226 days ago
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LaRon Johnson     

My prayers go out to the Hale family and of his close friends and the music industry.. Indeed this is a very sad day 2011 will not be the same!!! The music world has been hit hard !!!!!!

1226 days ago
41.

mija    

I always loved Nate Dogg. Too bad the kids today probably have no clue who he is and have no idea what talent the world has just lost.

1226 days ago
42.

GRIMLOCK    

Regulators Mount Up! , RIP Nate, today is a very sad day for the music industry, you will forever be remember as a true OG pioneer. Bless you Bro and thanks for the tunes.

1226 days ago
43.

STARR C    

1 Love Nate Dogg!! RIP! LbC!

1226 days ago
44.

Dieba    

Nate Dogg left his paw prints all over this town... R.I.P

1226 days ago
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MIKE    

very sad news. my prayers go out to family. RIP NATE DOGG!

1226 days ago
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