*In Southern California, California, about 1,000 fans joined family and friends of hip-hop singer Nate Dogg for his funeral.

Among the celebs turning out for the services were rappers Snoop Dogg, Warren G and The Game at the Queen Mary Dome in Long Beach.

Nate Dogg’s family decided that the ceremony would not be open to the public as they had wanted, but they made 1,000 tickets and shuttles available to fans.

Nate Dogg, whose real name was Nathaniel Dwayne Hale, died on March 15 of complications from multiple strokes, attorney Mark Geragos said. He was 41.

Hale, who started out singing in church choirs, formed a group called 213 with Snoop Dogg and Warren G while the trio was in high school in Long Beach.

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