Monty Oum – Animator for Red vs Blue and RWBY, Has Passed Away:

Posted on February 2, 2015 by Envi

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From the days of Haloid, to Red vs Blue and RWBY, Monty Oum has always been loved, and respected by not only the Rooster Teeth community, but gamers, anime fans, and content consumers. He helped build upon Rooster Teeth, and brought their content to new levels, in animation, storytelling, and fictional universes. A few days ago, it was announced that Monty Oum had been taken into hospital, after slipping into a coma, from an allergic reaction to a “simple medical prodecure”. And today it has been announced, that on February 1st 2015, he has sadly passed away.

This was posted, around 7PM GMT, on Matt Hullum’s Journal, on the Rooster Teeth website:

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.

Monty will be sorely missed, and we wish his family all the best.

Love you bro <3

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