One of the most recognizeable voices in hip-hop, Nate Dogg (born Nathaniel Hale), died Tuesday at the age of 41.

Hale had battled a variety of health problems over the last several years including a massive stroke in 2007 and another in 2008. The cause of death is unknown at this time.

Nate Dogg rose to prominence in the early '90's during the rise of the West Coast G-Funk sound along side Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, & Warren G. Although Nate never found success as a stand-alone artist, he lent his voice to some of the most iconic songs of the decade include Warren G's Regulate (see video below).

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