According to the Long Beach Press-Telegram, west coast singer Nate Dogg, has passed away. Best known for his baritone G-funk style, Nate Dogg (born Nathaniel Dwayne Hale) on hits such as “Area Code” and “Next Episode,” the singer was announced dead by his family late Tuesday.
Dogg Pound member and often-Nate Dogg collaborate Daz Dillenger first tweeted the passing of the Hip-Hop singer at 1:09AM today.
Another tweet by DJ Pooh followed.
Although the cause of death is still unknown, it was reported that Nate Dogg suffered strokes in both 2007 and 2008.
VIBE send it’s condolences to Hale’s family. More as this story develops.
UPDATED: Nate Dogg’s close friend and manager Rod McGrew revealed to TMZ that he and Nate’s family believe the hip-hop crooner unexpectedly died on Tuesday due to complications stemming from multiple strokes in the past.
The Long Beach, California native was “95% recovered from the first stroke in 2007” when a second stroke struck in 2008, rendering him partially paralyzed and causing some memory loss. Up until his death, improved immensely regaining complete memory.
McGrew also spoke on behalf of Nate Dogg’s family, thanking supporters for their unfailing love and support. “We appreciate the enormous outpouring of response from all over the world. We greatly appreciate that and thank everyone for their prayers and support. We know that Nate will be hanging out with his good friends 2Pac and Biggie.”