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Nate Dogg -- Family Suspects Cause of Death

3/16/2011 1:50 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Nate Dogg's family believes the singer's death was caused by complications stemming from the two strokes he suffered over the past couple of years ... this according to the singer's close friend and manager Rod McGrew.

Nate Dogg Death

McGrew tells TMZ ... Nate's death was unexpected ... since he was making significant progress in his recovery from the most recent stroke he suffered in 2008.

According to McGrew ... Nate was "95% recovered from the first stroke in 2007" ... when the second stroke occurred in 2008 ... leaving Nate partially paralyzed and causing partial memory loss.

But McGrew says Nate had "cognitively fully recovered" -- meaning he got his memory back and was fully alert and aware all the way up to his final days.

McGrew just released a statement on behalf of himself and Nate's family ... saying, "We appreciate the enormous outpouring of response from all over the world. We greatly appreciate that and thank everyone for their prayers and support."

The statement continues, "We know that Nate will be hanging out with his good friends 2Pac and Biggie."

Nate's official cause of death has not been released.

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166.

german    

lay low nate get **** popping with biggie and 2pac cuse ima need that real west coast **** we been mising out on!! hear!! you on the other side.

1317 days ago
167.

Robert    

WTF. Why are we talking about race here. He was an excellent singer whose instantly recognizable voice will be missed. And blacks should be referred to as African Americans or just black. But we don't say colored. I'm a 16 year old African American and my name is Robert. No Q, K or Z. *******.

1317 days ago
168.

carolyn    

Nate Dogg was an extremely talented person. He will truley be missed, outstanding Hip Hop. My deepest condolence to his loving Family, Friends and Fan's. Rest in Peace.

1311 days ago
169.

ice cubed     

semper fi, nate dogg

1310 days ago
170.

Katwink    

@tea party mom you know what you make the tea party look bad and ignorant , I love the Tea party but i think your comments are appalling who cares about someones skin pigmentation , WOW , people should wake up , simply ask who's was Nate Dogg , stop lumping an ethnic group into one stereo type people should be judged individually by character not by skin color. A human being died and I'm sure his family and friends will miss him Have some respect, compassion and sympathy for those who loved him , and choose to live color blind because people are what matter not skin color.

1310 days ago
171.

Eric    

First of all, rip to the King Crooner of Hip Hop, Nate Dogg! To all you idiots out there making these stupid statements just gtfoh and post your opinions on Fox!

1309 days ago
172.

STFU    

Been reading the comments here on the homey Nate Dogg's article. I am proud to have known him. Let me first say that all of you idiots on here disrespecting this man BECAUSE HE IS BLACK ought to be downright ashamed of yourselves. You think you are getting away with something because nobody knows exactly who you are (playin' and hiding behind a keyboard)but the reality is, nobody ever gets away with anything they do. Karma is a bitch and its coming for you. If you don't know who Nate Dogg is READ up on him and LEARN about him. LISTEN to his music.

And as for his health issues. The real is that Nate was in the industry. So was I. We all partied really hard and he was no exception. Except that Nate liked cocaine...a lot. And for you idiots who don't know the difference between crack and cocaine: cocaine is the powder from which crack is manufactured. It is a serious drug, and yes it can kill you at any age. especially with continued use over time.

RIP Nate Dogg. You will be missed.

1308 days ago
173.

STFU    

Been reading the comments here on the homey Nate Dogg's article. I am proud to have known him. Let me first say that all of you idiots on here disrespecting this man BECAUSE HE IS BLACK ought to be downright ashamed of yourselves. You think you are getting away with something because nobody knows exactly who you are (playin' and hiding behind a keyboard)but the reality is, nobody ever gets away with anything they do. Karma is a bitch and its coming for you. If you don't know who Nate Dogg is READ up on him and LEARN about him. LISTEN to his music.

And as for his health issues. The real is that Nate was in the industry. So was I. We all partied really hard and he was no exception. Except that Nate liked cocaine...a lot. And for you idiots who don't know the difference between crack and cocaine: cocaine is the powder from which crack is manufactured. It is a serious drug, and yes it can kill you at any age. especially with continued use over time.

RIP Nate Dogg. You will be missed.

1308 days ago
174.

nusox n draws    

he was murdered

1301 days ago
175.

becca    

RIP Nate Dogg.

1298 days ago
176.

PANTHER    

R.I.P NATE!!! U WILL BE MISSED..

NOW TO ALL U RACIST PPL OUT THERE I WOULD LOVE FOR U TO GO INTO SOMEONES HOOD AND SAY THAT ****!!!... YOU'D GET THE BREAKS BEAT OFF DAT A... REAL TALK!! IT'S SO EASY TO HIDE BEHIND A COMPUTER AND SAY THE DISRESPECTFUL THINGS U SAY.. YOU ALL WERE PROLLY THE KIDS WHO GOT THAT Ass kicked in school....

1278 days ago
177.

kiki    

for those of u who are judging nate dogg no it wasn't his life style who r u to judge u guys r to busy lookin at negativity, nate dogg was a very talented man god gave him the gift, he left us too soon, i went to the westcoast all star concert lastnight snoop made a special tribute to him life is too short to be racist and rude god had a special place for him and god wanted him home. he's in a better place no more pain for him NATE DOGG U WILL BE DEEPLEY MISSED

1064 days ago
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