LONG BEACH , Calif. -- West Coast rappers Snoop Dogg, The Game and Warren G were among the mourners Saturday at the funeral for the late hip-hop star Nate Dogg, held at the Queen Mary Dome in Long Beach, Calif., TMZ reported.
Dogg, whose real name was Nathaniel D. Hale, died March 15 at the age of 41 after battling health problems for several years.
He had previously survived strokes in 2007 and 2008, and was wheelchair-bound, paralyzed and speechless at the time of his death.
Nate Dogg had collaborated with Snoop Dogg, The Game and Warren G before his death, as well as Eminem, Dr. Dre, Ludacris and 50 Cent.
On his Twitter account Saturday, Snoop Dogg revealed his tattoo tribute to Nate Dogg: a portrait of the late rapper and the words "all doggs go to heaven."
Snoop Dogg spoke at the funeral. Afterward, The Game tweeted, "All luv 2 @snoopdogg whose words uplifted the entire building. Right when I thought tears would fall, it turned into a joyous celebration.
In addition to the funeral, Nate Dogg's family and friends planned to host a ceremony at the Long Beach Airport later Saturday that will be open to fans.
Then on Sunday, producer DJ Quik is set to host a memorial benefit at the Los Angeles Convention Center in honor of the rapper.
It was not know which high profile hip-hop and R&B personalities would be performing at the benefit, though many of the rapper's fellow stars expressed their condolences after hearing of his passing.
"There is a certain void in hip hop's heart that can never be filled," tweeted Grammy winner Ludacris, who collaborated with Hale on the 2001 track, "Area Codes."
"GOD BLESS HIM R.I.P he meant a lot to west coast hiphop," 50 Cent tweeted.
Eminem said in a statement, "Nate's voice in music will never be replaced. He helped create the blueprint for West Coast hip-hop, and I was one of the lucky people who had the privilege to work with him and the honor to have him as a friend. Nate will be sorely missed. My condolences and prayers go out to his family and loved ones."
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