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Nate Dogg, Hip-Hop Star, Dies at 41

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Mar. 16 2011, Published 1:37 p.m. ET

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As a result of suffering from health issues the past several years, Nate Dogg passed away yesterday. Although the specific cause of death hasn't been reported, the hip-hop star suffered from strokes in 2007 and 2008.

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As for his career highlights? Nate was known for collaborating with Eminem and Dr. Dre. As noted by PopEater, along with Snoop Dogg and Warren G. he was a founding member of the hip hop group 213.

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As recent as last week, Warren G. indicated that Nate was receiving treatment. He tweeted, "For those that dont know awhile back nate had 2 strokes he is in therapy thanks again for your support."

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Snoop also gave a shout out to his friend whose real name was Nathaniel Hale. "We lost a true legend n hip hop n rnb," he tweeted. "One of my best friends n a brother to me since 1986 when I was a sophomore at poly high where we met."

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