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When the G-funk stylist suffered a second stroke in 2008, he was placed at CareMeridien, a post-acute care facility for patients suffering from traumatic brain, spinal cord and medically complex injuries, for nearly two years.
Nate, whose real name was Nathaniel Dwayne Hale, had suffered a previous stroke nearly a year earlier that paralyzed the left side of his body. By the time he entered the Orange County, Calif., medical facility, he had suffered a second stroke, which forced him to rely upon a breathing-assisted tube.
One of Nate’s managers, David Machery, allegedly promised to make good on the exorbitant bill, but the lawsuit states that it never came to pass. The nonpayment of services has resulted in a default judgement against Nate’s estate.
Nate broke into the hip-hop industry alongside his childhood road dawgs Snoop Dogg and Warren G. He died at age 41 from multiple stroke complications in March of last year.