Earlier this week, the animation community lost of its most well-known and talented stars.
Rooster Teeth animator Monty Oum passed away on February 2nd after being hospitalized over the weekend. He had originally gone into hospital for a simple medical procedure, however he suffered a severe allergic reaction which put him into a irreversible coma.
When the news of his severe condition first hit, his fans managed to raise nearly $180,000.
Oum was best known for RWBY, a web-based anime series which he created, wrote and produced. RWBY consists of two seasons, although a third was currently in development.
However, most people may be aware of Oum for his crazy Halo-Metroid mashup video, Haloid, and his contributions to the Afro Samurai video game. You can check out the former video below:
Rooster Teeth's full statement is as follows:
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.