This is just a short note in Memorium for Monty Oum, the creator and animator of the currently airing RWBY anime (in it’s second season, no less) and game designer. A few days ago he was hospitalized and in a very serious medical emergency. See: http://roosterteeth.com/members/jour…php?id=3301055 Sadly this morning we received news that he died, and the following post was made by his co-workers at roosterteeth: http://roosterteeth.com/members/journal/entry.php?id=3302319
“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.”
If possible we will be writing a more exhaustive article about Monty later on, but we at least wanted to let others who knew of his work, followed and/or respected it who have not hitherto been aware of his passing to be notified. Here is some commemorative art for Monty posted on Twitter earlier today:
And also this image:
Rest in peace, Monty.
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