Snoop Dogg is giving a teenage terminal kidney disease sufferer the chance to live out his days in style - by becoming a phone friend.

The generous rapper treated 17-year-old BRANSON WALKER and his family to a day out in Los Angeles after he was told about the young fan's illness.

Snoop even gave Walker a $40,000 (GBP26,670) platinum and diamond chain and crucifix he was wearing around his own neck - and promised to keep in touch with the teenager.

Snoop says, "I'm gonna check in with him and his momma to make sure he's cool, and try to be there."

22/05/2003 21:15