The almost unbelievable case unfolded last week, when a woman named Esther Pilgrim claimed that Dog, born Timothy Blair, had faked his death to avoid paying tens of thousands of dollars in court ordered debts. When his death was reported, he was in the course of paying off $19,000 to Pilgrim, as ordered after his conviction for grand larceny.
According to MTV News:
On Tuesday (May 21) a judge in Desoto County, Mississippi issued an arrest warrant for rapper Tim Dog … which is interesting, considering the notorious “F— Compton” MC supposedly died in February.
However, according to the Desoto County District Attorney’s office, a death certificate has never been filed, and no one seems to know where Tim Dog — real name Timothy Blair — was buried. Which means, in their eyes, he is still very much alive, and may have faked his death to avoid court-mandated payments to a woman he stole $32,000 from in 2011.
“I need proof. I need a death certificate showing that he’s dead, because as far as I’m concerned, he’s alive,” prosecutor Steven Jubera told Memphis news channel 3 WREG. “Nobody said where he died, nobody said where he was buried, which is very odd for an obituary.”
Blair plead guilty to grand larceny two years ago and was given five years’ probation. A judge also ordered him to repay $19,000 to a Mississippi woman he defrauded in a financial scheme within the probation period, but that woman says the payments stopped when he was reported dead in February. Suspicious, she sent a friend down to Atlanta, where Blair allegedly died, to find a death certificate, but that search came up empty.
Tim Dog was best known for 1991 diss track, **** Compton, aimed at Dr Dre and NWA, which was instrumental in sparking the US east coast/west coast battles of the 1990s.