Monty Oum

The gaming community has lost one of their brightest stars.

Monty Oum, an animator for Rooster Teeth, a Texas-based anime and gaming production company, tragically died yesterday at the age of 33 after having a severe allergic reaction during a simple medical procedure. Rooster Teeth announced the sad news earlier today.

"Our friend, inspiration and co-worker Monty Oum passed away yesterday afternoon at 4:34 p.m. 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," the company announced.

Monty Oum, RWBY

"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," the statement continued. "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."

The statement concluded with, "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...We love you, Monty."

Oum created the popular anime series RWBY and also worked on the comic web series Red vs. Blue for Rooster Teeth.

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