This past Sunday afternoon we lost the amazing talent of Monty Oum. Creator of RWBY and lead animator of Rooster Teeth, but most of us know him for Haloid, a Halo/Metroid Mashup of amazing proportions.
From the Rooster Teeth site –
“Our friend, inspiration and co-worker Monty Oum passed away yesterday afternoon at 4:34 PM surrounded by people who loved him very much. Ten days ago Monty suffered a severe allergic reaction during a simple medical procedure that left him in a coma. Although he fought bravely, his body was not able to recover. During his time in the hospital he was well cared for and never in pain at any time.
Monty is survived by his wife Sheena, his father Mony, his brothers Woody, Sey, Chivy and Neat, and his sisters Thea and Theary, as well as a countless number of fans and friends. We were so proud to be a part of his life and we will miss him greatly.
Your generosity during the hours after the public statement on Friday will help his family deal with the costs of his care and his passing. You made an incredible difference during a difficult time and we cannot thank you enough.
As for honoring Monty, we will do that in our own way. In lieu of flowers or gifts, we ask that you simply do something creative. Use your imagination to make the world a better place in any way that you can. If you know Monty like we do, then you know he would certainly be doing that if he were able to.
Monty was 33 years old.
We love you, Monty.”
None of us at Space Time Taco knew Monty personally, but as fans of his work and the stories we’ve heard/read from the Rooster Teeth crew, he will be missed like a colleague and friend. If you would like to make a contribution to his family visit here. You will be missed Monty.