Rapper Nate Dogg, the deep-voiced Long Beach singer and founding member, with Snoop Dogg and Warren G, of 213 died last night. He was 41.
It’s not clear how Nate—real name Nathaniel hale—died, but he’d been sick and suffered from two strokes in 2007 and 2008; earlier this week, Warren G Tweeted that Nate was in therapy.
In 2002, Nate Dogg was nominated for a Grammy with Atlanta’s Ludacris for “Area Codes.” He also worked with Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre, Warren G and many others rap stars.
He began his singing career in the gospel choir of a Baptist church in Mississippi, where his father was pastor.
Snoop Dogg talked about his friend on twitter.