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After battling serious health issues over the last several years, Nate Dogg has died at the age of 41. Nate was the instantly recognizable singing voice on many west coast hip-hop classics, particularly from the Death Row Records camp.

Nate Dogg suffered strokes in 2007 and 2008 and has largely been out of the public eye ever since. He died on Tuesday according to the Press Telegram in his hometown of Long Beach, CA. An official cause of death has currently not been made public.

Nate is best known for his collaboration with Warren G, 1994′s “Regulate” which hit number 2 on the Billboard pop charts.

Snoop Dogg, who used Nate’s services quite often – especially on the classic “Ain’t No Fun (If The Homies Can’t Have None),” commented on Nate Dogg’s death on Twitter:

“We lost a true legend n hip hop n rnb,” Snoop tweeted. “One of my best friends n a brother to me since 1986 when I was a sophomore at poly high where we met. I love u buddy luv. U will always b wit me 4ever n a day. U put the g n g funk. U put the 1 n 213 n u put yo stamp on evrybdy u ever didit wit. I miss u cuzz I am so sad but so happy I got to grow up wit u and I will c u again n heaven cuz u know d slogan: all doggs go to heaven.”

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