In Search of Tim Dog: is the rapper still alive?
Prosecutors in Mississippi are investigating whether rapper Tim Dog faked his own death. Fans of the artist will know that Tim Dog died in February from complications arising from diabetes, though a warrant has now been issued for his arrest. "I need proof," Steven Jubera, a prosecutor in Mississippi, told Memphis TV station WREG. "I need a death certificate showing that he's dead, because as far as I'm concerned, he's alive."
The case arose when a woman named Esther Pilgim claimed that Tim Dog - born Timothy Blair - had faked his own death to avoid paying thousands in debts. At the time of his alleged passing, Dog was thought to be in the process of paying off $19,000 to Pilgrim, according to the Guardian.
She was one of several women that Tim Dog defrauded in an online dating scam, for which he was charged with grand larceny. He was reported dead in February aged just 46 - the apparent result of a seizure relating to diabetes. The interesting thing about the whole thing is that the original word of Dog's death linked back to a story at The Source, which appears to have disappeared. None of the stories at the time offered any solid information about the death.
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The rapper passed away back in February, but apparently some people weren't quite satisfied with that story.
Rapper faked own death? Just when you thought that kind of thing only happens on TV - well, to be fair, it probably does only happen on TV and in movies, but maybe someone’s been watching too many of them - rapper Tim Dog, real name Timothy Blair, died of diabetes related complications this February. The rapper was best known for his track 'F**k Compton' and later forming the duo Ultra with Kool Keith.
Unfortunately, he also left behind a string of unpaid debts to various women on dating sites, reports NME. So rather than doing the obvious thing and letting it be, one of said women started questioning Blair’s death. The lady in question, Esther Pilgrim, claims she was owed $100 a month by court order from Blair and finds the circumstances of his death highly suspicious.
"There was nothing of what you would normally find. What city? Who found him? There was nothing with any type of concrete details."
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