...and you probably would have heard about Smiley Culture too. This death is slightly less clear cut than Nate Dogg's, as he died in unusual circumstances.
Metro account of Smiley's death
Let's re-look at a couple of his classics... I got his Tongue In Cheek album (from 86) and a couple of singles that I still play out now. :(
^ cuts out JUST before the end! :(
Full version here (no video) Police Officer
Rest In Peace Dave... You'll be sorely missed. :'(