By Raynold D Fabre-Jeune
It’s been almost a year since his untimely death and the estate of Nate Dogg (born, Nathaniel Dwayne Hale) is still facing large amounts of medical expenses from the treatment he received from CareMeridian in Orange County, California. After his second stroke in 2008, the G-Funk rapper moved into the facility and eventually racked up $293,512.52 in debt. Due to the large expense, Nate was relinquished from the center, leaving the artist to fend for himself in his struggle for health. The facility is now suing Nate Dogg’s estate even after David Michery (Nate’s manager) promised he would make the payments.
“None of Nate’s so-called rapper friends cared to help out following his death,” Michery says. “I was the only person who would come forward because I didn’t want him to die. Me and Nate have 20 years history together and I did what everyone should have done and tried to save his life and not let him get kicked out in the streets and die…I just wish that the people he looked out for all these years and the people who claim to love him so much would help out.” To pay for the medical expenses, Michery plans on releasing previously unheard songs recorded by Nate, no date has been set for this release.
Nate Dogg passed away at the age of 41 on March 15, 2011 due to complications from a stroke, which reports say led to heart failure.