LONG BEACH — Nathaniel D. Hale, known in the music industry as Nate Dogg, died Tuesday, his family announced.
The rap star, born and reared in Long Beach, Calif. was 41.
Cause of death is not known. However, Hale had suffered two strokes, one in 2007 and another in 2008.
Damn, I didn’t see this one coming. I thought Nate Dogg would be doing appearances on songs til he was at least 75 years old. It’s crazy how death can sneak up on a person. With that melodic voice, who wouldn’t want to hear him, sing or rap a hook. On that note, here are 3 of my favorite Nate Dogg apperances.