Manager calls them 'vicious rumours'...
Jason Gregory

13:41 14th May 2008

Nate Dogg has hit back at reports that claimed the US rapper had died after complications arose from a stroke.

A statement from the rapper’s manager Rod McCrew said the story, which appeared on Mediatakeout yesterday (May 13th), was a “vicious rumour”.

McCrew told XXL that the claims had surfaced after someone hacked the rapper’s social network page on Myspace.

Nate Dogg, whose real name is Nathaniel Dawayne Hale, was admitted to hospital last December after he suffered a stroke.

In January, it was revealed that the rapper had been partially paralysed  down his left side but was expected to make a full recovery.

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