Rapper and music producer Nate Dogg has died this week at the age of 41. Â He came to prominence in the ’90s through his association with hip-hop megastars like Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre, and Warren G.
His unique vocal style made him known even outside the realm of hip-hop, and he was well-respected in the music industry. Â Nate’s health took a hit in 2007 when he suffered a heart attack and stroke. Â As he recovered from the first stroke, a second stroke left him with paralysis and memory loss. Â It is believed that his death was a result of complications from the two strokes.
Nate Dogg reportedly has suffered a stroke, his second since December 2007. Allhiphop.com is reporting that Nate, age 39, cannot breathe on his own.
Nate is Snoop Dogg’s cousin, and Nate, Snoop and Warren G formed the group 213 in 1991. They made their first release in 1994. Nate made his recording debut on Dr. Dre’s album The Chronic in 1992. He produced his first single “Regulate” with Warren G, and was featured on MANY Tupac releases. In July, Nate posted a $100,000 bond on felony charges that included stalking his ex, Latoya. Nate was in a wheelchair while in court.
False rumors went around in May of this year that Nate had died. While his first stroke left him paralyzed on one side, his people said they were pleased with his progress. Details are few at the moment, and Snark Food will update this story as they become available. Snarkista’s prayers go out for Nate, (given name Nathanial Hale), and his family. Send some out too, y’all.