By Roman Wolfe and Grandmaster Grouchy
Veteran Hip-Hop crooner Nate Dogg died last night (March 15th), according to sources close to the West Coast singer.
While details of Nate Dogg’s death are emerging, the 41-year-old had been partially paralyzed by a stroke he suffered six-years ago.
Nate Dogg, whose vocals are featured on more than 20 million records sold, collaborated with a number of top artists, including Snoop Dogg, Tupac Shakur, Fabolous, Ludacris and others.
Snoop Dogg took to Twitter to send his condolences to Nate Dogg.
“RIP NATE DOGG 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.”
Snoop continued to grieve over Nate Dogg via Twitter, but stated that he was happy he got to grow up with his cousin Nate Dogg, who was featured in the group 213, along with their friend Warren G.
“I love u buddy luv. U will always b wit me 4ever n a day u put the g n g funk u put the 1 n 213 n u put yo stamp on evrybdy u ever did it wit. I miss u cuzz I am so sad but so happy I got to grow up wit u and I will c u again n heaven cuz u know d slogan.”
Nate Dogg, born Nathaniel D. Hale, was receiving therapy for two strokes he suffered, one in 2007 and another in 2008.
“R.I.P. TO MY HOMEBOY NATE DOGG DPGC DOGG POUND GANGSTA 4 LIFE,” added Dogg Pound member Daz Dillinger.