Nathaniel Hale, known as the rapper Nate Dogg, died Tuesday, March 15th at the age of 41. Hale had suffered from two strokes, one in 2007 and 2008. At this moment, no exact cause of death has been publicly announced according to the Long Beach Press Telegram.
Before Akon, Natt Dogg was the first major vocalist on every pop hook during the 90s. He was a key figure in the “G-Funk” sound that was popularized by Dr. Dre. Among many achievements, including four Grammys, Hale was a member of the 213, a group that included Snoop Dogg and Warren G.
Many celebrities have made public statements and tweeted their regards.
Just this morning, I was listening to Nate Dogg featured on Pharoahe Monch’s track “Oh No.” He was a truly gifted singer with an amazing presence on any track. He will be missed.