Doss grew up in the tiny town of Ruston, Louisiana, where he met Jeff Mangum of Neutral Milk Hotel and Will Cullen Hart, his harmonic other half in OTC. The three became fast friends and eventually formed the Olivia Tremor Control. After moving to Athens, Mangum split off to form Neutral Milk Hotel, while the other two went on to record two psychedelic masterpieces, Music From The Unrealized Film Script: Dusk at Cubist Castle and Black Foliage: Animation Music.
No details of his death have been released at this point.
Here is a video of OTC from this years Pitchfork Music Festival: