The mystery of Tim Dog's disappearance can be laid to rest. Turns out, the Bronx-bred rapper, born Timothy Blair and best known for his song "F--k Compton," actually did die Feb. 14, 2013.
A Mississippi judge had issued a warrant for his arrest in May 2013 after a woman accused him of faking his own death to get out of paying off a debt to her.
According to reports, Esther Pilgrim met Tim Dog on an online dating site. She said he scammed her out of $32,000 to invest in a music business and that he still owed $19,000 when his monthly payments of $100 suddenly stopped in February.
“I need proof … I need a death certificate showing that’s he’s dead because as far as I’m concerned, he’s alive,” prosecutor Steve Jubera had said.
Dateline, which broadcast news of Tim Dog's alleged con, recently uncovered that proof –– a death certificate declaring Timothy Blair dead in Dekalb, Ga. It wasn't found easily, as only his close family, friends and caregivers knew where he lived.
Many in the hip hop community have already honored his memory. The Source sent out news of a funeral soon after his death, due to a diabetic seizure, and Kool Keith performed a tribute set during one of his shows.
Tim Dog was 46.
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