08:59 PM EDT 10/21/2013
Originally posted 03/17/2011 01:45PM
The death of hip-hop star Nate Dogg was met with an outpouring of sorrow, but not just from folks in the music industry.
Fans like Kendra Wilkinson and Kim Kardashian were quick to acknowledge the loss of the Long Beach, Calif., music icon.
"RIP Nate Dogg...West Coast LEGEND!" Kardashian Tweeted, shortly after the news broke of the star's death at age 41. "My fav songs are 'Ain't No Fun if the Homies Can't Have None' and 'Regulator'!!!!"
Wilkinson also expressed her sorrow over the loss of the rapper, whose real name was Nathaniel Hale.
Originally posted 03/16/2011 09:25AM
Nathaniel D. Hale, a hip-hop artist known by the stage name Nate Dogg, died on Tuesday, his family said.
The cause of death was not yet known, but Hale, 41, had suffered strokes in 2007 and 2008, according to the Long Beach Press-Telegram.
Hale, who most notably sang the hook on Warren G.'s "Regulate" and Snoop Dogg's "Ain't No Fun (If the Homies Can't Have None)," 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.
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