Rapper faked own death? Arrest warrant issued for Tim Dog

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Did rapper Tim Dog fake his own death? That's what one woman believes. Esther Pilgrim, who was the victim of grand larceny from Tim Dog, thinks the rapper's alleged demise is his biggest scam to date in order to avoid paying her back the money he owes.

Tim Dog is said to have died in February of complications from diabetes. Mississippi prosecutor Steven Jubera has obtained an arrest warrant for Tim Dog because he hasn't seen proof that the musician actually died. "I need proof," Jubera tells WREG. "I need a death certificate showing that he's dead, because as far as I'm concerned, he's alive."

So far there has been no proof of Tim Dog's actual death beyond vague details in various publications' articles. The original story by The Source reporting the rapper's death has since been deleted.

"Nobody said where he died, nobody said where he was buried, which is very odd for an obituary," Jubera says. One of Tim Dog's hip hop colleagues Ced Gee says that he doesn't think a funeral ever took place.

Tim Dog currently owes $19,000 in restitution to Pilgrim for a grand larceny conviction. The monthly payments stopped coming following his alleged demise. He had scammed money from Pilgrim and other woman he met on online dating sites by convincing them that they were investing in an album that he had no intention of making. If the "F*** Compton" singer is in fact alive and found by investigators, the rapper is facing come serious jail time.

"At the bare minimum he would get arrested and sit in jail until his court hearing," Jubera says. The arrest warrant will be dropped if members of Tim Dog's family can produce proof of his death. 

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