R.I.P to Hip-hop star Nate Dogg, Press Telegram from Nates hometown and TMZ both have confirmed he died tuesday at age 41 after battling health issues for several years. My Condolences to all of his family, friends and fans wo love him.
Nate Dogg -- real name Nathaniel D. Hale -- had survived strokes in 2007 and 2008 ... and was famous for his smooth vocal collaborations with Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Warren G. and Dr. Dre to name a few. The Press Telegram in Nate's hometown of Long Beach, CA first reported his death late Tuesday night. Nate was 41 years old.
Snoop went to Twitter hours after Nate was pronounced dead last night ... and dropped the following messages:
"We lost a true legend n hip hop n rnb. One of my best friends n a brother to me since 1986 when I was a sophomore at poly high where we met. I miss u cuzz I am so sad but so happy I got to grow up wit u and I will c u again n heaven cuz u know d slogan. Snoop added, "I love u buddy luv. U will always b wit me 4ever n a day u put the g n g funk u put the 1 n 213 n u put yo stamp on evrybdy u ever did it wit."