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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