Singer Nate Dogg Dies At 41 Years Old

Nate DoggWord spread around Twitter late Tuesday night (March 15) that Long Beach, Calif. music legend Nate Dogg has passed away.

The rapper (real name: Nathaniel D. Hale) was just 41 years old.

At press time, details regarding his death were unknown. However, longtime collaborator and Dogg Pound member, Daz Dillinger, confirmed the news.

Long Beach’s Press-Telegram also confirmed the news from Nate family.

“R.I.P. TO MY HOMEBOY NATE DOGG DPGC DOGG POUND GANGSTA 4 LIFE,” Daz wrote on Twitter (@DazDillinger).

Snoop Dogg chimed in later with an extended tweet, expressing his sadness while remembering how they met.

“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. I love u buddy luv,” Snoop wrote (@SnoopDogg). “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: ‘all doggs go to heaven’. yo homie n baby brotha bigg snoopdogg!! RIP NATE DOGG,” the rapper added.

Nate Dogg, who has graced the hooks of countless hit singles over the years, suffered two strokes, one in 2007 and another in 2008, both of which had left him partially paralyzed. At the time, reports indicated that the strokes may have been caused by an “unhealthy lifestyle”, such as bad eating habits, among other things.

Since then, longtime friend Warren G had given a few updates on Nate Dogg’s condition. The most recent coming in November 2010, when he explained that the singer was undergoing extensive therapy to re re-learn basic movements, as well as speech, but said he was progressing.

In a tweet on Sunday (March 13), Warren G echoed those remarks, saying Nate was still in therapy. “For those that dont know awhile back nate had 2 strokes he is in therapy thanks again for your support,” the rapper wrote (@Regulator).

Apparently, something tragic happened before Nate could recover fully.

The BallerStatus staff would like send our condolences to his family and friends. May Nate rest in peace.

Stay tuned for updates…

Since his passing hit Twitter, several of Nate’s peers expressed their shock over the news. Below are just a few of the responses we saw:

Murs: “I have always said that Nate Dogg is the Marvin Gaye my lifetime. G funk classics vol 1 & 2 RIP #NATEDOGG”

Royce Da 5’9: “Nate Dog is the sh**… R.I.P. Smh….”

DJ K-Sly: “:( Wow. Rest in Peace.”

Richie Abbott (Music Industry vet): “That one hurts my heart. Nate Dogg needs to suffer no more, RIP big bro”

40 Glocc: “R.I.P. Nathaniel Hale — Nate Dogg — dies at 41 “Nate had alotta good Friends..I was 1 of them” #AlottaMemories”

Apathy: “RIP Nate Dogg. You’re immortal homie. #NP “It Ain’t No Fun”…

Stat Quo: “RIP Nate Dogg you will be missed”

Big Boy (Power 106 LA): “Rest In Paradise, Nate Dogg. DPG showed the WORLD how its done!!! All my DPG..I LOVE Y’ALL!”

34 comments
  1. U were the R. Kelly of Gangsta rap, seriously…. NO ONE can replace your voice. I wonder what happens to rap music from this moment. Rest In Peace bro,

  2. Your music is my inspiration. Especially my #1 song regulators. May you rest in peace nate and soon we will join again.

  3. G-Gunk will live on forever….will be miss…that nigga was too damm smooth

  4. REST IN PEACE NATE DOGG, YOU HAD A UNIQUE VOICE AND NO ONE WILL DO IT LIKE YOU…RIP

  5. I don’t want to believe it, a true legend and amazing artist. Nate’s music will live forever.

    They can come closer than close, but nobody does it better.

  6. It was rumored years ago, now the sadness came into reality. Rest in Peace big cuz. Lord, protect, comfort and bless the family.

  7. I waz listening to all your collections i had on ma laptop yestaday which iz d same day u died.. your kinda music i term good music, serious music n gangsta music.. u re unbeatable.i waz always expecting a new sh** from u bt its unfortunate u re gone,not jst gone bt too soon.. R.I.P Nate Dawgg>>

  8. Yeah man rest in peace Nate Dogg,gonna rock some old Dr Dre,Warren G joints from back in nthe days.He did the damn thing in the G Funk era.

  9. OMG. This is crazy.Good health is our biggest blessing. Sending condolences to his family. Let’s celebrate his legacy and his contribution to Hip-Hop.

  10. RIP NATE DOG BUT LETS NOT SUGAR THIS SHIT DOWN WITH “BAD EATING HABITS” COCAINES A HELL OF A DRUG…FAV SONG Nate Dogg/2Pac – Me & My Homies

  11. RIP Nate Dogg…period.

    Damn, we’re losing too many of those who helped take hip-hop to the next level.

  12. just yesterday at 6:15pm i heard regulate while going home from work….today i still listen to your hearttouching tones with tears in my eyes….Natedog….RIP.

  13. The lord has taken this “Angel” way to soon…may you for ever be in our prayers and thank you for all your amazing music…. RIP Nate Dogg!!

  14. so i hear that nevea see along time,(sighs) man god bless “rip nate dogg”:( for paryers heaven the Angel away homie is name amen…..

  15. Its crazy how rap has become nowadays he needed no autotune and was great!!!!!!!!!!

    R.I.P Nate Dogg!!!!!

  16. I WANT TO SEND MY CONDOLSENSE TO THE FAMILY! RIP NATE DOGG YOU WAS A LEGEND I LOVED YOUR SMOOTH VOICE! YOU ARE GOING TO BE MISSED! MY PRAYERS GO OUT TO THE FAMILY!

  17. To the family: you have my deepest simpathy. I pray that time heals all your pain. Nate, you were always my man. You will really be missed. Thanks for sharing your gift with us all. RIP boo!

  18. You’ll be stronger in spirit than you were in flesh. And on this earth is where it will be put to the test. May your wings of protection remain with us; because accepting your death is going to be tough. Snoop Dogg,Warren G.and to all others that are able to see; Nate Dogg went to heaven so he can set you free. Please Believe!

  19. Snoop Dogg this is a picture perfect time to bring the “Neighbor-Hoods” of California, back to order too Shine. From the 80’s on you brothers put it down and it was strong. Nate Dogg went to heaven so you can carry on! Marvin Gaye said, Save the babies. And a Johnnie Crochran law school in the neighborhoods haven’t been seen lately. Find the common ground; and go strong. We “LOVE” you!

  20. Nate dogg u will b missed n h town big homie u showed that g’z can sing nate u was tha realest ever

  21. Nate dogg u will b missed n h town big homie u showed that g’z can sing nate u was tha realest ever

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