Public Funeral Set for Nate Dogg in Long Beach
Sources close to his family have revealed that a viewing for the deceased singer will be held on Friday (March 25) from 10AM to 4PM at New Hope Baptist Church in Long Beach, Calif., while a funeral service will take place the following morning at 10AM at the Long Beach Cruise Terminal. The event will be open to the public.
Additionally, West Coast artist DJ Quik is slated to host a memorial benefit for Nate Dogg at the Los Angeles Convention Center on Sunday (March 27). Quik is the latest to pay tribute to the fallen chanteur, with artists including Snoop Dogg, Warren G, LL Cool J and Diddy bigging up Nate during their sets at last week's South by Southwest music festival in Austin, Texas.
Nate, whose real name is Nathaniel Dwayne Hale, died on March 15 years after suffering from multiple strokes. His lawyer, Mark Geragos, attributes his death to complications from his strokes, which rendered memory loss and the inability to speak.