Tragic news have shocked the music world today. According to the Long Beach Press-Telegram, Nate Dogg, the deep-voiced Long Beach singer and founding member with Snoop Dogg and Warren G of 213, has died. He was 41.
There are no details on how Nate – real name Nathaniel Hale – died, but he was battling health issues for a few years as he suffered from two strokes in 2007 and 2008. Close friend and frequent collaborator Warren G tweeted earlier this week that the crooner was in therapy. His catalog encompasses countless hits such as “Regulate” and “Nobody Does It Better” and made him the first real hook master in the rap game. He laid the foundation for the artists like Akon and T-Pain. Rest in Peace.