Nathaniel Hale, better known as Nate Dogg, passed away this week after suffering complications from a stroke. He was only 41.
Hale was recognized as a "hook singer," frequently appearing on songs with rappers and longtime friends Snoop Dogg, Warren G., and Dr. Dre. He's credited with being one of the artists responsible for shaping what we now consider "west coast hip hop." He was most definitely too young to go... [source]