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Nate Dogg Dead: West Coast Rapper and Friend of Snoop Dies at 41 (VIDEO)

The Twitterverse is mourning rapper Nate Dogg, who passedin his sleep at age 41. Born Nathaniel Hale, Nate Dogg was a four-time Grammynominee and major participant in the West Coast G-Funk sound, starting in 1991with then-unknowns Snoop Dogg and Warren G in the rap group 213. He wasfeatured on Dr. Dre’s The Chronic ,Warren G’s “Regulate,” Dre and Snoop’s “The Next Episode,”Ludacris’ “Area Codes,” and Eminem’s “Shake That.”

Dogg released a solo album in 2008 titled simply Nate Dogg . Snoop eulogized his friend,tweeting, “… all doggs go to heaven …”