Tim Dog passed away February 14 after allegedly suffering a seizure.
by Sean Ryon
News broke today that Hip Hop legend Tim Dog has passed away.
According to a recent report from The Source, the Bronx-born emcee passed away earlier today after suffering a seizure brought on by his long-standing bout with diabetes. He was 46 years old at the time of his death.
After cutting his teeth alongside fellow Bronx natives the Ultramagnetic MCs, Tim Dog rose to promise in the early ’90s with his debut album Penicillin on Wax, which featured the controversial “Fuck Compton.” Tim Dog went on to release three other solo albums, as well as two collaborative LPs with Ultramag alum Kool Keith.
Members of the Hip Hop community are already responding to the news of the iconic emcee’s death. Hip Hop veterans El-P, Vinnie Paz, Ill Bill, Q-Unique and J-Zone all took to Twitter to express their condolences.
Most recently, Tim Dog was charged with grand larceny after he was caught by “Dateline NBC” attempting to steal thousands of dollars from a woman. He later plead guilty and was sentenced to five years probation.