Nate Dogg, the infamous 'Death Row' rapper, has died at the age of 41.
Nate Dogg has been receiving tributes from the world of music today, including from his friend and colleague Snoop Dogg who posted a note on his Twitter account that read, "RIP Nate Dogg", reports the Los Angeles Times.The cause of the rapper's death is yet to be established, but the 41-year-old had suffered two strokes in recent years and his brother Samuel has suggested that his health had been declining. The rapper Ludacris also took to his Twitter page to paid tribute to Nate, saying, "There is a certain void in hip hop's heart that can never be filled. Glad we got to make history together". The rapper rose to prominence after appearing on Dr Dre's classic debut album 'The Chronic' and later appeared in Snoop Dogg's smash hit 'Doggystyle'. He also gained acclaim for his solo albums, most notably 'G-Funk Classics' and 'Music & Me' in 2001.
Nate Dogg was a four-time Grammy Award nominee, earning his first nod in 1995 for the legendary Warren G collaboration 'Regulate'. Further details on the singer's passing are yet to be released, but his family confirmed that Nate died in Long Beach California yesterday (15th March 2011).