The mystery surrounding veteran rapper Tim Dog's death has been resolved following a 16-month investigation.

Authorities in Mississippi issued an arrest warrant for the hip-hop star, real name Timothy Blair, three months after stories about his passing first surfaced in February, 2013.

Amid allegations he had faked his death to avoid settling a debt following a grand larceny conviction, Mississippi prosecutor Steven Jubera obtained the warrant, insisting, "I need a death certificate showing that he's dead because, as far as I'm concerned, he's alive."

But now investigative reporters for Tv network NBC have concluded the F**k Compton rapper is dead.

Blair's death certificate has been located in Atlanta, Georgia. He died, age 46, following a seizure linked to diabetes.

Esther Pilgrim, the Mississippi woman he defrauded, now accepts Blair is dead, stating, "Amazing... some people Still don't believe Tim Dog is dead... I believe... I actually feel sad he went out like that... Not to be envied."