Snoop Dogg checked in with his Twitter followers (@SnoopDogg) hours after fellow 213 member Nate Dogg was pronounced dead last night. Nate Dogg (born Nathaniel Hale) was 41 and had battled several years of health problems, including strokes in 2007 and 2008. Snoop writes:
We lost a true legend n hip hop n rnb. One of my best friends n a brother to me since 1986 when I was a sophomore at poly high where we met
I love u buddy luv. U will always b wit me 4ever n a day u put the g n g funk u put the 1 n 213 n u put yo stamp on evrybdy u ever didit wit
I miss u cuzz I am so sad but so happy I got to grow up wit u and I will c u again n heaven cuz u know d slogan
all doggs go to heaven yo homie n baby brotha bigg snoopdogg!!
RIP NATE DOGG.