As we previously reported, rapper Timothy “Tim Dog” Blair is confirmed dead
It’s been almost two years since the “Hip Hop Bible” reported that 90s era Bronx rapper Tim Dog had passed away at age 46. Countless “reliable” news sources, both inside and outside of the Hip Hop community, disputed our claim, while some even accused The Source of helping the “F**k Compton” MC fake his death.
In an investigative report from NBC News’ Dateline, ironically the same news outlet that uncovered the rapper’s internet scams, confirmed that Tim Dog, whose real name is Timothy Blair, did indeed pass away on February 14, 2013.
Blair was arrested and charged in 2011 for grand larceny for taking Esther Pilgrim, a Mississippi woman for $19,000 in a internet scam. Eight months after being sentenced to five years probation and ordered to repay the money, Blair died suddenly in Georgia and The Source, of course, broke the story.
Many challenged the claim that he was dead, citing that the sentencing and restitution payments were more than enough of a motive for the BX rapper who threw the first blow on wax fro mthe East Coast to fake his own death. A song was even released called “Falsified” by his Ultramagnetic homies, insinuating further that Dog’s death was all a hoax.
In the Dateline article, this was the result of their findings:
The clues lit up a new path suggesting Blair had been treated at Atlanta Medical Center before being discharged to Hospice Atlanta. But since the hospice could not release any information about whether Blair had been treated there – we began calling funeral homes in same zip code as the hospice, and continued widening our search until at last one funeral home confirmed a record of the hip hop artist.
Timothy Blair died at Hospice Atlanta, Dekalb County, GA on 14 February, 2013. Dateline obtained his death certificate from the Dekalb County GA Board of Health. No paperwork was filed in the county where Blair was widely believed to be living – because death records are filed in the county of death; and no one except close family, friends and carers knew where the former rapper lived – and died.
See Blair’s death certificate below:
You johnny-come-lately publications need to get your sources up. Yes, pun intended.
-Sha Be Allah(@KingPenStatus)