Thotcrime have announced that their drummer, Dot Homler, has passed away unexpectedly. On Saturday, December 16th, the band informed their fans of the news saying:
Earlier this week we were informed that Dot unexpectedly passed away.
Dot was not only an incredibly talented musician, but an irreplaceable friend. Hir enthusiasm and humor lit up every room sie entered, and hir relentless positivity was an inspiration to all of us. We are all absolutely heartbroken by this loss.
At this time we would prefer not to engage in any discussion regarding the future of the band. We will have more to share once we have all had time to process what’s happened. We ask that you please respect the privacy of hir family and friends during this difficult time.
We will love you forever.
We love you Dot. pic.twitter.com/MOgwzC3QWw— thotcrimew 🇵🇸 (@thotcrimeband) December 16, 2023
After the news was announced, an outpouring of support came in from fans, collaborators, and peers. With The Callous Daoboys, fromjoy, Circuit Circuit, Ozigiri, ZOMBIESHARK!, Blind Equation (who they were scheduled to play a show with the day of the announcement), Dreamwell, Jisei, and more sharing their love, sympathies, and memories and memories of Dot.
The December 16th Blind Equation show was dedicated to Dot’s memory.
everyone who said hi to us and all our friends who gave us condolences and shout outs, we thank u and we see u during this really rough time.— thotcrimew 🇵🇸 (@thotcrimeband) December 17, 2023
Lots of love in that room tonight, we both rly needed it <3
Personally, my experiences with Dot were brief, but I can still speak nothing but positives; back in 2021, Thotcrime’s ønyøurcømputer was the album that brought me back into the deep end of the cybergrind scene, where I have met some amazing people and even gotten to collab with the group themselves for a track on Big Money Cybergrind’s Grindoff 3. Dot was always incredibly nice, and hir lyrics were the ones I performed in the opening moments of the track. I am forever grateful for that band, and especially for Dot. Even in small moments, you made my world a little better.