Monty Oum of Rooster Teeth passes

Monty Oum, an animator for Rooster Teeth and the creator/lead animator for the popular web series RWBY , unfortunately passed away on Sunday Feb. 1, 2015.

Monty Oum talking at a panel at a convention. Photo by roosterteeth.wikia.com
Monty Oum talking at a panel at a convention.
Photo by roosterteeth.wikia.com

After having a severe allergic reaction during a simple medical procedure, Oum went into a coma and was hospitalized in Jan., 2015. During his time in the hospital, co-founder of Rooster Teeth Productions, Burnie Burns asked for fans to donate money to help Oum’s family cover his medical expenses. The goal of $50,000 was reached within three hours, and exceeded $150,000 in 24 hours.

Despite fighting hard and receiving the best medical care available, Oum’s body could not recover from the allergic reaction and he passed at 4:34 p.m. on Feb. 1, 2015. He was 33 years old.

As a fan of all of Oum’s work with Rooster Teeth, I am greatly saddened at his death and curious to see how his work will be continued. He was a major animator for Rooster Teeth on both of their popular web shows, Red vs Blue and RWBY. He was a major creative force and was an amazing person.

Cover of RWBY, created, directed, and animated by Monty Oum  Photo by www.falconkickgaming.com
Cover of RWBY, created, directed, and animated by Monty Oum
Photo by www.falconkickgaming.com

On behalf of myself and I’m sure many other fans, we will miss you Monty Oum.

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