Rapper Tim Dog, or Timothy Blair, reportedly died in February after suffering a seizure as a result of diabetic complication. However, Esther Pilgrim recently claimed that the rapper was alive. The suspicion came from the absence of his death certificate and sources in regards to the news of his death. Blair allegedly disappeared to avoid paying his debt to Pilgrim.
Blair pleaded guilty to grand larceny in 2011 for defrauding Pilgrim. Blair and Pilgrim got to know each other via a dating online site. He later scammed her into believing that he needed some money for his music investment. The court ordered him to pay the money he owed in five years of his probation. E! News reported that Blair had paid $19,000 of total amount $32,000 when Blair reportedly died.
"I need proof. I need a death certificate showing that he's dead, because as far as I'm concerned, he's alive. Nobody said where he died, nobody said where he was buried, which is very odd for an obituary," prosecutor Steven Jubera told WREG.
Journalist Drew Millard of Vice tried to investigate the matter, but he faced a dead end. However, he believed that "the issue of Tim Dog's life or death needs to be resolved as soon as humanly possible in order for both his victims and family to have closure."
Pilgrim told Millard about the case, "In the eyes of the law, until he is proven dead, they have to treat him as if he is alive. And he is in contempt of court because he has not been making his monthly payments. It's not really about the money. This affected me long term - financially, emotionally, physically, everything."
The court issued an arrest warrant on Tuesday, May 21, for the rapper. If Blair is found alive by the authorities, he will go to jail. "At the bare minimum, he would get arrested and sit in jail until his court hearing," Jubera said. In addition, Jubera has filed a petition to have Blair's probation revoked.