Last year, movie-worthy rumors swirled around the rapper Tim Dog. Although a number of outlets reported that he had died in February 2013, it was very difficult to locate any concrete evidence of this fact. Due to his involvement in a fraud scheme that led to a 2011 conviction — and a court order to pay $19,000 to the victim of that scheme — a new theory developed: Perhaps Tim Dog had faked his own death?
Apparently not. A careful search by NBC News eventually found evidence that Tim Dog had received treatment from a hospital in Atlanta and was then discharged to hospice. Examining the records of funeral homes in the area, NBC managed to locate the rapper’s death certificate in Dekalb County, Ga. The death certificate was originally hard to track down because death certificates are filed in the county where a person dies. As Tim Dog’s location was unknown, his death remained unproven — until now.
Tim Dog released music sporadically in the ’90s and ’00s. He was best known for his role in stoking the East Coast/West Coast hip-hop rivalry in the early ’90s.