Rapper Nate Dogg dies aged 41

Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Dr Dre collaborator passes away

Rapper Nate Dogg has died at the age of 41.

His death was confirmed late last night (March 15) in his home town of Long Beach, California by the Press-Telegram. The cause of death is not yet confirmed.

Dogg, real name Nathaniel Dwayne Hale, had suffered two strokes previously – one in 2007 and another in 2008.

The rapper made his debut on Dr Dre‘s 1992 debut solo album ‘The Chronic’ and went on to sign with Death Row Records. He also collaborated with Eminem, Ludacris, Tupac Shakur, Snoop Dogg and Warren G.

He released three studio albums of his own, most recently his 2004 self-titled effort.

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