Nate Dogg Passes Away at 41

Legendary singer/rapper Nate Dogg passed away in the early morning hours of March 15, according to the Long Beach Press-Telegram. They reported that news was announced by his family.

Though the cause of death has not yet been made public, Nate Dogg began battling health issues a few years back, as he suffered strokes in 2007 and 2008.

Born Nathaniel D. Hale, Nate was known for his frequent collaborations with Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Warren G, Xzibit, Daz Dillinger and more, as well as his memorable hooks. He was nominated for four Grammys during his illustrious career.

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  • KID PANAMA

    R.I.P. Nate Dogg

  • Manny B

    Rest In Peace Brotha. You will be missed and that voice of yours will live…Much Love From The 310!

  • TOM-E 3000

    Damn dats crazy! the best chorus man of all time r.i.p Nate Dogg. like cube said it aint a hit till u get nate on it!

  • ShaneK

    WestCoast Stand Up! RIP Nate..you have truly blessed us with your music! One

  • http://jeremydante.com jeremydante

    such an icon for the west coast rap scene. unendingly cool & super distinct vocal talents. very sad news.

  • Chanelle

    R.I.P. Nate Dogg. O.G. on the tracks.

  • jonathan

    Damn R.I.P.

  • Nkanyezi

    R.I.P Nate. we’ll miss you.

  • Kiyyah

    R.I.P FOREVER LOVED N’ MISSED…..314

  • Jihod

    R.I.P. Nate Dogg ……………..WONDERS HOW DETOX WILL SOUND W/O ANY nATE dOGG hooks?

    • Chucky

      I heard dat. He won’t be touring the next up in smoke now either :(

  • bernadette guerrero

    RIP NATE DOGG/ From Bernadette Guerrero in Pico Rivera,CA

  • Rhonda

    R.I.P.-homie Nate Dogg, true legend will be missed but not forgotten

  • Crystalt185

    RIP Nate your were one of my favorite singers . We will miss you but always will listen to your music.

  • perksgirl

    may u rest in peace and sing up in heaven your voice was a gift from god.

  • latino heat

    My homie just sent me a text about this, I had to check and see if it was true. So sad. R.I.P. to a true legend of the game. Best hook man in hip hop history, period.

  • Erwin

    I can say i saw greatness NATE DOGG at Powerhouse last year..that guy was the SOUL of WestCoast HIP-HOP..R.I.P. Nate Dogg!!

  • escobar9300

    What a heartbreaking loss. Thank you for all of the amazing music nate.

    “No matter what you say, you gotta release them chains. I think its time I set my spirit free” – Nate Dogg

  • ROMEO 910

    R.I.P NATE DOGG ~ U WILL 4EVER BE KING!!!!!!!!

  • Alexis

    I GOT LOVE…his cool voice over tracks. I miss that in music already. Condolences to all feeling this loss. Damn, and 41 so young.

    R.I.P. , forever missed.

  • HSB

    R.I.P to a real OG!

  • thcknwet

    R.I.P. NATE DOGG YOU WILL DEFINITELY BE MISSED……..

  • Big Worm

    RIP Nate Dogg We Will Miss You

  • Naiz

    R.I.PARADISE My Idol NATE your voice was one of a kind. Gonna miss you like crazy..I GOT LOVE!!!! All da way from New Zealand..

  • Karol

    Rest In Peace Nate Dogg.

  • whales757

    hip-hop is dead

  • joe matsiga

    R.I.P Nate Dogg, now we stuck with those irritating autotune hooks!

  • JakeL

    RIP Nate Dogg

  • Eric muthaura

    R.I.P Nate dogg.i wonder i how tha rap scene will sound without u.will miss u.

  • KAYDOR

    R.I.P MY HOMMIE NATE DOGG” AM GONNA ROLL IN THE NAME OF THE STREETS” ONE LOVE TO 213 HAD TO GIVE US IN AFRICA

  • smashin

    “it must be a hit with nate dogg singin on it”.best hook man ever.

  • thinker

    damn. RIP big Nate Dawg. We will miss you

  • sebastian fredheim

    rip I wil miss you nate :(

  • Festo

    R.I.P Nate Dogg. We gone miss you Brah. i gotta ask where are all the people that collabed with him at? aint nobody said nothing about this. snoop? Dr. Dre? Eminem? All the people he helped with hit songs. Were they at? Fake ass m.f…kas

    Nate was the shit. And we gonna miss you a lot. West up!!!!

  • HILTON

    R.I.P NATE “I GONNA ROLL IN THE NAME OF THE STREETS” JUST WISH U KNEW HOW WE WERE TOUCHED BY YOUR MUSIC HERE IN AFRICA – ZIMBABWE ONE LOVE 213

  • SKY HIGH

    LEGEND R.I.P Natte Dogg ,u gave uz great music u will b missed ,Legend on a Hook

  • http://www.xxlmag.com REALMUTHERFUKENGEE

    RIP. REGULATE IN PEACE. “ME AND HOMIES” YOU WITH PAC NOW.

  • caino

    Damn RIP!! thoughts with the fam!!!

  • Il Palo

    Rest in Peace

  • Okeyohaja

    R.I.P Nate…we’re gonna miss u

  • derrickclayborne

    RIP TO NATEDOG!!

  • http://www.thisizgame.com damn

    rip dogg i hop you make it to hevean

  • pharoethegreatest

    Only 41 years on this earth, that isn’t all that old, damn RIP.

  • CEM

    Damn…….R.I.P.

  • SreyKhmai213

    RIP to one of Da West Coast Gs…Imma miss Ur voice, my dude. :/

  • franic panic

    i see u homey.your sound was heavenly.u were the strongest man i ever known,willing,we see you on detox,give it up for dre yaw,thats …how could it be?somebody…

  • Jon Dog

    R.I.P Nate Dogg. Can’t believe this. Hip Hop has lost another true and unbleivable tallent. My heart go’s out to his family. Can you emagine the music that’s being made up in heaven right now.

    ALL DOGGS GO TO HEAVEN. REST IN PEACE.

  • 3xanon

    RIP to the Hook monster

  • Shawty J

    Damn! Rest in peace, Nate.

  • AJ

    R.I.P Nate Dogg a true legend…….

  • THA TRUTH

    a legened gone…well LOVE your tracks forever cuz..a true bleesing t have heard you..RIP

  • Europ

    Thats fucked up..R.I.P Nate Dogg

  • Elgee Luckanu

    R.I.P. Bro!!!

  • Laio

    ‘ Descanse em Paz Nate Dogg.! Que Deus te acompanhe.! R.I.P.

  • SnakePopBuu

    R.I.P Nate Dogg…..imma miss yo music mayne…..R.I.P cuz R.I.P.

  • http://POPOFF.com CRIME

    SEE U AT THE CROSSROADS MY BRO,SAY HI TO MY LIL SIS.1LOV.

  • T

    The original hook man. R.I.P. Nate.

  • Tyrannical T

    Rest In Peace Nate Dogg. May the lord welcome you through the shiny gates hombre. You will be missed.

  • paul

    rest in peace Nate Dogg……we always will remember you!!!

  • MR. UNDI$PUTED THE MOGUL

    Another legendary artist gone way too soon!!!!!!!
    Rest In Peace!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Regulate In Paradise!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    You’ll be missed.

  • Realist UpNorth

    R.I.P Nate, you’ll be missed big Homie.. Rip to real O.G hooks

  • TicNitty706

    Yeah man, Nate is the one who opened up the door for the hip hop hook crooner. A str8 pioneer and original. This is very sad news, the man is on some of my fav songs of all time. Like Cube said on that song “Gangster Nation”:

    “Cause it must be a single when Nate Dogg singin on it”

    RIP Nate Dogg and thanks for some of the best hooks in music.

  • http://yahoo Andrew Farara

    rip nate dogg those hooks so damn memorable

  • kyle attaway

    R.I.P nate, gunna miss your raps bra, GOT LOVE FOR UR FAMILY, HE WILL ALWAYS BE AROUND.

  • R.I.P

    THIS IS A BIG LOSS, NOT JUST 4 THE WEST COAST. THIS A BIG LOST 4 ALL OF HIP HOP.

    ANY SHIT SONG WITH NATE AS CHORUS = BANGER.

    RIP NATE DOGG. A TRUE LEGEND.

    FUCK.

  • Rosa Bluntz

    Rest In Eternal Peace. . . .the Great N-A-T-E. . .
    Ride High Homie

    Love and Respect from the Jungle Kid of Laos.

  • http://sickltdtwitter adrian smith birmingham england

    R.I.P. BIG DOGG NATE DOGG TRUE VOICE IN HIP HOP THE BEST G.O.A.T. YOU BE MISSED FOREVER DOGG SAD DAY FOR HIP HOP FOREVER IN MY PRAYS

  • Ptrco5

    Such a sad loss, my condolences to the family.

  • iamlegend100

    Damn Nate was that dude his melodic choruses will be missed R.I.P. to a west coast legend, (Nate voice)NOW THEY DROPPING AND YELLING ITS A TAD BIT LATE NATE DOGG AND WARREN G HAD 2 REGULATE!!!!

  • G

    The best hookman in the game!! O.G. Status……R.I.P Nate Dogg!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • 905

    Damn, Nate will always be the G.O.A.T for hooks. None better

  • oskamadison

    Condolences to Nate’s family and all his peoples. That man contributed to a lot of classic joints, west coast, east coast and down south. Cats have sung hooks before him and after him but none of them did it better or more soulfully than Nate Dogg.

    My top 5:
    1. Snoop-Ain’t No Fun
    2. Dr. Dre-Deez Nutz
    3. Fabolous-Can’t Deny It
    4. Obie Trice-The Set Up
    5. Ludacris-Area Codes

    Rest in peace.

    • oskamadison

      my bad, how could I forget “Regulate”? Can’t forget Xzibit’s “Bitch Please”.

  • Jesus Martinez

    First Pimp C now Nate Dogg; the two best hookmen in rap history are dead. I was really hopin he would improve to be on Detox

  • http://MYSPACE.COM HELTAH SIN SAY

    Nate!!! so long brotha!! thanks for the Memorys my boy!! shit is fucked up!!! and yeah he did have a few hooks on detox! he had on “kush” he said hold up wait a minute let me put some kush up in it!! yeah!! R.I .P

  • Yur B

    RIP, Yu will b miss:d by mani….

  • http://gottaeatent.com WESTSIDE RIDAH

    THUG IN PEACE NATE DOGG THE GREATEST HOOKMAN EVER!! THE WORLD GON MISS U

  • http://twitter.com/herfavJose YO

    R.I.P. Nate Dogg its going to be so different now thanks for everything homie God bless

  • NAPTOWNNUISANCE

    Im sorry rip Nate glod bless your soul and my heart goes out to your fam. Thank you for years of great music.

    Now if you think there wont be any nate dogg hooks on Detox then you are sadly mistakin. Dre has been workin on the album for years. Im sure he has some good ones stowed away.

    As far as Dre not goin on the Up in smoke tour…..yeah right I will believe it when I see it. He aid when he did songs on stage with Em he felt re-energized.

  • anutha_level

    gawt damn man….wtf is goin on in the world? …rest my nigg

  • anwuri, bright

    we really miss ur very very 1daful, super n powerful voice. rip nigga nate

  • theTRUTH

    R.I.P. Nate Dogg
    I remember hearing Kush the first time and I thought it was him until I listened carefully, its really made me realize how much I miss the homie…

  • Coupon Don

    West In Peace Nate Dogg! Thanks for all the good music!!The Game will never be the same without you

  • Chilly Willy

    Remember his face, save him a place…….in Thugz Mansion….

  • Jason Taylor S.P.

    R.I.P TO A REAL O.G THE MAN WIT THE REAL GOLDEN VOICE! YOUR IN A BETTER PLACE KNOW BIG CUZ..310

  • http://XXLMag.com Ahhamed

    Whos Nate Dog?

  • http://xxl deb

    RIP will be greatly missed.thoughts and prayers r wit the family

  • Chaka

    D greatest hook man has now joined d choirs in heaven and is now singing along with Pac and the other buddies whom we ve lost.RIP Nate Dizzle.Wit love from Africa

  • Face Phoenix

    Especially sad day for hip hop. A true original who will most likely never get his full due but will always be remembered for what he brought to the game. RIP, condolences to the Hale Family.

  • leroy wells

    GOD BLESS YOU AND CONDOLENCES TO YOUR FAMILY.