Nate Dogg‘s lawyer has officially confirmed the hip hop star’s death as a result of complications from multiple strokes. It is possible that he may have died from congestive heart failure.

The G-Funk crooner, (real name Nathaniel Hale) died in Long Beach, California yesterday at only 41 years of age.

Tributes have poured in from the rap community, including many stars like Snoop Dogg, Ludacris and 50 Cent who featured Nate Dogg on their tracks.

Warren G, who featured Nate Dogg on his biggest hit, ‘Regulate’ said yesterday, “Nate’s passing is a terrible loss to all of those who loved him or had the opportunity to work with him. He will be greatly missed, but he would want us to celebrate his life and the music he made. You are free now my brother, I will see you again one day.”

Sydney DJ Toni Toni Lee made an exclusive Nate Dogg mix ahead of the Halfway Crooks 2nd Birthday last week, eerily foreshadowing Wednesday’s events. Download the fantastic 90 Minutes Of Nate Dogg retrospective by clicking on the link.

RIP Nate.

Via MusicFeeds, AP.