Rapper Nate Dogg has died at the age of 41

Rapper Nate Dogg dies after battling health issues

LONG BEACH, Ca. - Singer Nate Dogg has died at the age of 41 in his hometown of Long Beach, California Tuesday.

The singer, whose real name is Nathaniel D. Hale, provided smooth vocals on records by Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Dr. Dre and many others. He was a part of the 90s West Coast / G-Funk hip-hop scene and was nominated for four Grammy Awards.

Nate Dogg's most famous collaboration can be heard on the 1994 single "Regulate" featuring Warren G. The single, which was featured on the soundtrack for the movie Above The Rim, went Platinum.

The Long Beach Press-Telegram reports that the hip-hop star suffered from health problems. He survived a pair of strokes in 2007 and 2008.

Attorney Mark Geragos says the artist died Tuesday of complications from multiple strokes.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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