Last week Rooster Teeth announced that Monty Oum, an animator for Rooster Teeth, had been hospitalised. At this time they opened up a fund to help his family handle the unbelievable costs of medical care. The community rose up and within a day they tripled the requested amount to support somebody they truly loved and admired. Today I am truly crushed to report that he has passed away.
According to a post on RoosterTeeth.com he suffered a severe allergic reaction and was sent to hospital. He unfortunately did not recover from this.
If you've ever seen an animated sequence on a Rooster Teeth, it's likely Monty had his hands on it. Some of the best action sequences I have seen were made by him, and l can say without a doubt that Rooster Teeth will not be the same without him.
My heart goes out to his friends and family. I can't imagine what everybody is going through. Our thoughts are with everybody. This is genuinely a sad day.
The guys at Rooster Teeth rightly pointed out that people should do something creative to honour his memory.
Rest in Peace, Monty Oum.