LATEST: Rapper Nate Dogg suffered a stroke because of his unhealthy lifestyle, according to a family member.
The hip-hop artist, cousin of Snoop Dogg, suffered a second stroke earlier this week (begs15Sep08).
The star - real name Nathaniel Dawayne Hale - was paralysed on the left side of his body following a first mild stroke in December last year (07).
Relative Donald Smith claims Hale was on life support with a feeding tube at a Los Angeles hospital, but was taken off the apparatus on Thursday (18Sep08).
And Smith blames the star's poor diet for the stroke.
He tells E! News, "He has suffered another stroke from his bad eating habits and unhealthy lifestyle. All we can do now is pray for him".