Nate Dogg Has Died

Nate Dogg Dead At 41

Nate Dogg Dead At 41 (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

[photogallerylink id=43330 align=left][lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Nate Dogg[/lastfm] died on Tuesday. He was 41. His family confirmed his passing last night. There’s no word on a cause of death yet, but Nate suffered two serious strokes within a year back in 2008.

Last spring, his friend, Damion “Damizza” Young, said the strokes had left him speechless, literally. He said, quote, “Nate’s way of communicating is to look up if it’s a ‘Yes’ and to the side if it’s a ‘No.’ He is steps away from speaking again.”

Nate made his debut on [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Dr. Dre[/lastfm]’s classic album, The Chronic, in 1992. He was a member of the rap group [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]213[/lastfm], along with [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Snoop Dogg[/lastfm] and [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Warren G[/lastfm].

He released three albums, but was better known for his collaborations with other artists, including Warren G’s “Regulate”, Ludacris’ “Area Codes”, 50 Cent’s “21 Questions”, Eminem’s “Shake That” and several [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Tupac Shakur[/lastfm] tracks.

His collaborations got him four Grammy nominations.

Daz Dillinger, who worked with Nate frequently, Tweeted:

–And [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Questlove[/lastfm] of [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]The Roots[/lastfm] reminded the world that Nate was not just “a rapper.”

Here’s what Snoop Dogg had to say about the passing of his friend:

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