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Industry Bodyguard Timothy Melchor has Passed


RFFocus is sad to report that industry vet Timothy Melchor has passed. He died in Atlanta this week. The Buffalo, NY native attended Morehouse College and later became a bodyguard for many major celebrities in Atlanta as well as Los Angeles. In 2008 he switched gears and developed T and D Consulting Group. It was/is a small organization specializing in comfort touring, road , transportation and event planning. 

Several celebrities had great respect for Melchor’s professionalism and reputation. He worked for Outkast, TLC and Sean “Diddy” Combs, Stevie Wonder and more to name a few. Outkast’s Big Boi expressed his condolences for the loss of ‘Big Tim’ and paid homage to him on his Instagram page stating: ” RIP to a real American super hero”. 

Melchor was battling stage five renal kidney failure at the time of his passing and he was very open about his illness including setting up a go fund me campaign. He is survived by his daughters Deja and Timara Melchor. You can donate funds to Tim’s daughters here > https://www.gofundme.com/supported-for-tim-melchors-kids

Melchor with Johnny Gill

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