Tim Dog faked his own death? You may recall back in February Okayplayer reported the passing of Tim Dog, ostensibly dead at age 46 from a seizure related to his battle with diabetes. That was scarcely a year after the “F*ck Compton” MC was in the news (via an exposé on Dateline NBC) regarding an online dating scam in which he was involved. Now Esther Pilgrim, a woman who was defrauded by Mr. Dog (government name: Timothy Blair) has come forward to assert her belief that reports of his death may have been greatly exaggerated–a scam perpetrated by Tim himself, in fact, to evade the $2 million in court-ordered payments he is liable for on various counts of fraud.
According to a news report on TV station WREG Memphis, Tim Dog swindled her out $32,000 in “A fictitious business deal,”
In 2011, a Mississippi judge ordered Blair to pay her back, “One hundred dollars per month.” Esther says she received those payments up until she got the phone call that Tim Dog was dead. Esther says at first, she believed it like everybody else. Then she did some digging, “There was nothing of what you would normally find. What city? Who found him? There was nothing with any type of concrete details.”
WREG followed up by hiring private investigator Andy Wilson, who confirmed Pilgrims’s assertion that “They weren’t able to find any record of his death”–including a death certificate. Some sort of paper trail did turn up however:
A private investigator has also confirmed an active address for Blair in Atlanta as of April. Blair has allegedly been dead since February 14th.
So is Tim Dog still out there somewhere? (<–insert overdramatic gerbil here, then pause yourself). Watch the full WREG news segment below and judge for yourself while we await more developments. And if you see a man who looks like Tim at your local convenience store, call the crimestoppaz. Or maybe the Gravediggaz.