Nate Dogg, the California rapper whose real name is Nathaniel D. Hale, died at the age of 41 on Tuesday (Mar. 15). The rapper survived a pair of strokes in 2007 and 2008 and was recently believed to be in therapy.
Nate Dogg first appeared on Dr. Dre's debut album "The Chronic," and almost immediately after became the hook man of the 90s G-funk era. He was featured on Warren G's 1994 single "Regulate," Dr. Dre's "The Next Episode," Fabolous' "Can't Deny It," Ludacris' "Area Codes" and Eminem's "Shake That," among many others. Nate Dogg's most recent solo album, "Nate Dogg," was released in 2008.