Snoop Dogg, Warren G. Attend Nate Dogg Memorial
Snoop Dogg, Warren G. and The Game were among the mourners attending a memorial service for Nate Dogg Saturday in Long Beach, Calif.
Nate Dogg, born Nathanial Dwayne Hale, died March 15 of complications from multiple strokes. He was 41.
Besides Nate Dogg's rap collegues and an estimated 1,100 family members and friends, Saturday's service, held in a dome that once housed Howard Hughes' Spruce Goose airplane, was attended by 1,000 fans who acquired tickets through the performer's family and Long Beach City Councilman Dee Andrews.
Snoop Dogg is expected to perform at a tribute ceremony scheduled for Saturday evening.
Nate Dogg began his musical journey in a church choir, and he formed a musical group with Snoop Dogg and Warren G. while in they were students at Long Beach Polytechnic High School, notes the Associated Press.