Hip hop artist Nate Dogg (Real name: Nathaniel D. Hale) reportedly died of a stroke last night at 41, according to People:
Hale was part of an extended family of rappers known as the Dogg Pound Gangsta Crips (DPGC), a group that also includes Snoop Dogg and Daz Dillinger – both of whom responded to news of Hale’s death with tribute messages on Twitter.
“We lost a true legend n hip hop n rnb,” Snoop Dogg wrote. “I love u buddy luv. U will always b wit me 4ever n a day.”
May your next stop be the Otherside Motel with a car full of girls and things goin’ real swell.
Rest in Peace.