Hip Hop Legend Nate Dog Passes at 41

Posted by Antoinette R. Banks | Posted in | Posted on Wednesday, March 16, 2011

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Fans and celebrities alike are pausing with reflection as word spreads that hip-hop artist and vocalist Nate Dogg passed away today. Rod McGrew, his longtime manager confirmed to CNN that Nate Dogg, born Nathaniel Hale, died at the age of  41.


Celebrities have been tweeting away:


Snoop Dogg
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



Ludacris
There is a certain void in hip hop's heart that can never be filled.Glad we got to make history together. RT @: RIP NATE DOGG.

with the top tweet being Erykah Badu's:



ErykahBadu
Nate Dogg... freshness period. rest in beats.


As of Wednesday, McGrew told CNN that the family has yet to receive an official cause of death, although McGrew believes the artist died of natural causes. Complications from the two strokes Hale suffered in the past few years could have been a factor as well.
Not many of us know of what the lengend was experiencing as it was kept moderately under wraps.  May he rest in peace.  
here's the story on CNN

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