Long Beach music legend Nathaniel D. Hale, aka Nate Dogg, has passed away at the age of 41. According to a report in the Long Beach Press-Telegram, the news was announced by his family.
Though the cause of death is not yet available, Nate Dogg had been battling health issues a few years back, after suffering strokes in 2007 and 2008. He largely disappeared from the public eye, while his friends and associates rallied to support him.
Nate Dogg is best known for his work on "Regulate" with Warren G:
Hale was credited as the Soul Man of G-Funk and was nominated for four Grammys total in his lifetime. In addition to three solo albums, Nate Dogg was also featured on tracks with Dr. Dre, 50 Cent, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, and many others.
The music world has lost another iconic musician.