Bill Doss of The Olivia Tremor Control is reported to have died.

The news comes in via Georgia-based magazine Flagpole, whose editor broke the news earlier today (31 July).

The tweet reads as follows:

Another local site, Chunklet, have also confirmed the sad news:

Doss is best known as a co-founder of The Elephant 6 Recording Company, lead member of The Olivia Tremor Control and The Sunshine Fix, as well as a long-term affiliate of Neutral Milk Hotel’s Jeff Mangum.

UPDATE: The Olivia Tremor Control have now confirmed the death.

On their official website, they release the following short statement:

“We are devastated by the loss of our brother Bill Doss. We are at a loss for words”.


Doss died at just 43 years of age. Our thoughts are with his family and friends.