News of hip-hop pioneer Nate Dogg's death swept the internet Wednesday morning, as evidenced by the overwhelming reaction on Twitter. An exact cause of death has not yet been released, but keep checking out for updates.

From PopCrush:

Health problems had visited the soulful singer in recent years, with a pair of strokes in 2007 and 2008 placing his career in jeopardy. His death was first reported by his hometown newspaper, Long Beach Ca.’s Press-Telegram, stating that it’s unknown what caused the untimely demise of Dogg (real name: Nathaniel Dwayne Hale) at this time.

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