Posted in music on July 31, 2012

Bill Doss (Olivia Tremor Control) @ P4K Fest 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro)
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Bill Doss

We really hope this news, from Athens, Georgia's Flagpole Magazine music editor Gabe Vodicka turns out to be false. UPDATE: Chunklet and others confirm. UPDATE 2: Olivia Tremor Control writes, "We are devastated by the loss of our brother Bill Doss. We are at a loss for words." Rest in Peace Bill.

As Wikipedia points out, "Bill Doss (born September 12, 1971) is among the co-founders of The Elephant 6 Recording Company, based in Athens, Georgia, and one of the key creative forces behind The Olivia Tremor Control, one of the leaders of the collective, and later, following the band's break-up, The Sunshine Fix." Olivia Tremor Control played the Pitchfork Music Festival earlier this month. The reunited band played a show at Music Hall of Williamsburg in June.

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Comments (25)

whoa...horrible if true.

Posted by Anonymous | July 31, 2012 12:45 PM

Very sad indeed...it was nice seeing them return to the stage recently....and with new music. RIP

Posted by Anonymous | July 31, 2012 12:53 PM

No fucking way. Isn't it Hart who has had some recent health issues? If this is true I am incredibly bummed, this guy has made some incredible contributions to the world of music.

Posted by Adam | July 31, 2012 12:59 PM

Why not wait to verifybeforereporting?

Posted by Anonymous | July 31, 2012 1:01 PM

Will Cullen Hart was diagnosed with MS a few years back. Didn't know of any health issues with Bill Doss though.

Posted by Anonymous | July 31, 2012 1:04 PM

not even all of his close friends know yet. i don't think this is right.

Posted by Anonymous | July 31, 2012 1:05 PM

Wow. I'm shocked. What a loss.

Posted by Anonymous | July 31, 2012 1:11 PM

Really sad news. Great band.

Posted by Anonymous | July 31, 2012 1:11 PM

I met Bill while he was touring with the Apples in Stereo. Incredible guy, such a sad loss

Posted by Anonymous | July 31, 2012 1:49 PM

Terrible news. It was great to get to see Olivia Tremor Control again.

Posted by Anonymous | July 31, 2012 2:03 PM

This fucking sucks.

Posted by Anonymous | July 31, 2012 2:14 PM

The OTC site says he was born in 1968. I'm pretty sure they would be the experts on that subject and NOT Wikipedia, since anyone can update that shit.

This is so sad. I love OTC and Bill was a solid dude.

Posted by Anonymous | July 31, 2012 2:28 PM

This is so terrible. RIP :(

Posted by Anonymous | July 31, 2012 3:27 PM

R.I.P.

Posted by Anonymous | July 31, 2012 4:35 PM

Very sad. I feel very fortunate to have had the chance to see OTC on tour several years ago. They were an incredible band. "Dusk at Cubist Castle" will forever be an indie masterpiece.

Posted by Anonymous | July 31, 2012 4:50 PM

RESPECT.

Posted by Crosseyed Sniper | August 1, 2012 6:06 AM

R.I.P. to someone I'm sure was appreciated around these here parts.

- A metal fan

Posted by Anonymous | August 1, 2012 11:10 AM

SO sad. I saw OTC three times (twice at Cat's Cradle, and once at 40 Watt Club on their home turf), and they always put on a mind-blowing show. Now I'm really kicking myself for not going to the Brooklyn show a couple months back. RIP.

Posted by Anonymous | August 2, 2012 11:04 AM

Thanks for sharing the information, It's very informative and helpful.

Posted by serasa | August 17, 2012 7:11 PM

When somebody finds out about how this poor guy died, let the world know. this topic has been on my mind all summer. as sad as sparklehorse

Posted by yo la tengo an answer | August 31, 2012 4:19 AM

Thanks for sharing the information, It's very informative and helpful.

Posted by serasa | September 21, 2012 6:32 PM

awesome threads. truly great music

Posted by vue 8 residence | September 26, 2013 11:29 PM

great post. this is the infrmation i been look for too.

Posted by inflora | October 5, 2013 7:11 AM

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