Nate Dogg died March 15 at the tragically young age of 41, after four years of serious health problems as a result of two strokes (suffered in 2007 and 2008). It was undisclosed complications from these strokes that caused his death. Now, plans for his viewing and funeral have just been announced and there will be a chance for fans to say their goodbyes in person, as well as Nate Dogg’s family and friends.
There will be a viewing of his coffin on Friday at Long Beach’s New Hope Baptist Church, at which fans are said to be welcome. On Saturday an open, public service will take place at the Long Beach Cruise Terminal. It will start at 10am, says Nate’s sister, Pamela Hale-Burns, a reporter on the “Long Beach Press Telegram”. However, cameras will not be allowed at either the viewing or funeral.
Hale-Burns thanked the fans of Nate Dogg for their messages of condolence and support, and urged them to “remember my brother for what he loved – doing his music.”
Tributes poured in from fellow rappers and musicians, following Nate Dogg’s death. Snoop Dogg, his friend and fellow rapper said:
“We lost a true legend in hip hop n R&B.”