Nate Dogg Dies at 41

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Hip-hop star Nate Dogg died Tuesday, according to reports.

Despite being around seemingly forever, Nate (real name Nathaniel Dwayne Hale) was just 41 and had battled serious health issues for several years.

Nate survived strokes in 2007 and 2008. His smooth vocal collaborations with Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Warren G., Dr. Dre and others led to many hits.

Nate Dogg (left) and Snoop Dogg in a vintage photo.

The Press Telegram in Nate's hometown of Long Beach, Calif., broke the story. Snoop's Twitter has a really nice tribute to his good friend up right now.

Nate broke out singing backup on Dr. Dre’s classic album The Chronic followed by his performance alongside Warren G on the smash record "Regulate."

You can listen to that collaboration right here. R.I.P. Nate Dogg ...

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Adiós, amigo...we'll always remember you through your music. Rest in peace, Nate Dogg.


Who gives a rip. Never heard of this hood rat.


Nate, you will be missed. You were one of the best--you postively impacted so many lives. Montgomery triangle is awesome!


Nate, you will be missed. You had such an impact on music--you changed it all for the better. You made a positive impact on so many lifes. May you Rest in Peace Cudos brother Montgomery triangle is awesome!


Nate Dog.. RIP my brother, i will never forget your great music aspecialy golden voice peace!!!!!!!!!!!!


You will be missed sooo much Nate Dogg, you the best, you will rest Well in my DADDY LORD JESUS and LORD GOD'S ARMS, much Love man, much Love:(


nobody does it better...R.I.P Nate Dogg


O.G, you'll be greatly missed. I grew up loving ur music. Unique voice you've got. Gonna miss u load. RIP.


R.I.P From Uganda.


Damn that sucks! His music was cool.
U will be missed by all.