Birth Name: Nathaniel Dwayne Hale
Date of Birth: August 19, 1969
Place of Birth: Clarksdale, Mississippi, U.S.
Date of Death: March 15, 2011
Place of Death: Long Beach, California, U.S.
Nate Dogg was an American rapper, singer, and actor. He was known for his soulful voice and memorable lyrics, and was synonymous with West Coast hip hop and G-funk throughout the 1990s and the new millennium. He was nicknamed “King of Hooks.”
His father, Daniel Lee Hale, is a pastor. His mother, Ruth Holmes, led the church choir. He was married to La Toya, and had six children.
He was a long time friend of rappers Snoop Dogg and Warren G. Nate Dogg served three years in the U.S. Marine Corps from the age of sixteen.
Nate Dogg’s paternal grandfather was surnamed Hale.
Nate Dogg’s paternal grandmother was Viola Hudson (the daughter of James Hudson and Racheal/Rachel Smiley). Viola was born in Mississippi, and was adopted by her stepfather, Dalton Turner.
Sources: Nate Dogg’s father on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Nate Dogg’s paternal grandmother, Viola (Hudson) Turner, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Obituary of Nate Dogg’s paternal grandmother, Viola (Hudson) Turner Coley – https://www.familysearch.org