THE OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE SUPPORTED BY THE FAMILY OF NATE DOGG, SNOOP DOGG, AND HIS WIFE, SHANTE BROADUS AND THE CITY OF LONG BEACH REGARDING THE MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR NATE DOGG
Due to the outpour of support, a plan has been developed for the memorial services and repast of Nate Dogg. At the request of the family, the memorial service and celebration of life homegoing service will not be open to the public. However, there are a limited amount tickets available for the public to attend this private event and will be given out on a first come, first serve basis.
There will be 1,000 public tickets available for Long Beach and the surrounding area residents. The 1,000 public ticket holders will be shuttled to the service location on Saturday, March 26th. The shuttle location and schedule will be given to the ticket holders directly. Public ticket holders will not be permitted to drive and park at the Queen Marry. With respect to the family’s wishes, if you do not get a ticket, please do not attempt to go to the dome or the cemetery as you will be turned away.
In order to reserve your ticket you must call (562) 570-6147 while tickets are still available and before 3:00pm on Friday March 25th . You must have a valid California Identification. The first 1,000 persons to call will be given information on how they will receive their ticket and where to go to be shuttle to the location.
Nate’s supporters worldwide can go to www.snoopdogg.com to get all the information regarding the Nate Dogg Memorial Trust, where 100% of the proceeds will go towards Nate’s family and memorial expenses. Donations would be much appreciated.
The Grammy nominated singer, Nathaniel Hale, also known as Nate Dogg, passed away on Tuesday, March 15, 2011, at his residence in Long Beach. His memorial service is schedule for this Saturday March 26th. The hometown hero was a 6th District Poly High School Alumni, along with rappers Snoop Dogg and Warren G. “Nate is like my brother,” Snoop Dogg said. “Me and Nate were friends since sophomores at Poly High, so it’s a little bit deeper… this is somebody who started with me,” said Snoop Dogg. It’s a little hard to deal with, but in the spirit of Nate Dogg we’re dealing with it because we know he would want us to celebrate and we are doing it the right way,” continued Snoop Dogg.
Shante Broadus, the wife of Grammy winner Snoop Dogg, in conjunction with Councilman Dee Andrews, located a venue in the City of Long Beach, large enough to hold the special memorial service. Mrs. Broadus stated, “This is a shock and a heartbreak to all of us. Nate is family and we wanted to do something special in his remembrance. We are very thankful to Councilman Andrews and his staff for assisting us on such short notice.”
Being that Nathaniel was born and lived in the 6th District of Long Beach, it would have been ideal to hold the service in this area. However, there is not a venue in the central area large enough to hold the thousands of mourners that are expected to attend. “This is a tremendous loss to the Long Beach family. I send my sincere condolences to Nate’s mother, Ruth, to his family, and to the Broadus family,” said Councilman Andrews. “It is very gracious and noble of Calvin (Snoop Dogg), to step up to commemorate his good friend and musical partner, while allowing Long Beach residents to express their condolences as well,” continued Andrews.