The funeral arrangements for late hip-hop crooner Nate Dogg have been revealed and and a benefit ceremony for the West Coast artist will also take place this weekend.
Details on the funeral’s proceedings and who will be allowed to attend are now public.
The crooner is tentatively set to be laid to rest this Saturday with a ceremony preceding the event at the Long Beach Airport, which will be open to fans, according to the family friend. The next day, another tentative event is in the works: a memorial benefit at the Los Angeles Convention Center hosted by DJ Quik. (MTV)
Although cameras will not be allowed inside the ceremony, the funeral is open to fans.
The 10 a.m. Saturday service will be open to the public, said his sister Pamela Hale-Burns, a reporter for the Press-Telegram. There will be strict security at doors. No cameras will be allowed. Viewing for the singer will be Friday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at New Hope Baptist Church, 1160 New York St., also in Long Beach. No cameras will be allowed at the viewing, Hale-Burns said. A funeral repast for the public will be at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Dome. (Contra Costa Times)
The late singer’s family are also taking donations.
We have received some important information regarding Nate Dogg today. As you all know dealing with the death of a loved one is a burden on a family both emotionally and financially. For all those who wish to send their condolences and monetary donations to Nate Dogg’s family to help cover his funeral expenses, we have received important information directly from Nate Dogg’s family. All monetary donations and correspondences regarding Nate Dogg should be mailed to Nate’s mother. Remember every dollar helps: Ruth Holmes PO BOX 17264 Long Beach, CA 90807 (Dub Cnn)
While an official cause of death has not yet been revealed, Dogg’s family believes it was in relation to medical complications.
Nate Dogg’s family believes the singer’s death was caused by complications stemming from the two strokes he suffered over the past couple of years … this according to the singer’s close friend and manager Rod McGrew. McGrew tells TMZ … Nate’s death was unexpected … since he was making significant progress in his recovery from the most recent stroke he suffered in 2008. According to McGrew … Nate was “95% recovered from the first stroke in 2007″ … when the second stroke occurred in 2008 … leaving Nate partially paralyzed and causing partial memory loss. But McGrew says Nate had “cognitively fully recovered” — meaning he got his memory back and was fully alert and aware all the way up to his final days. (TMZ)
Check out Game’s “All Doggs Go To Heaven” Nate Dogg tribute down below: