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Monty Oum passes away aged 33

It is with great sadness that Cult Faction must announce that Rooster Teeth animator Monty Oum has passed away at the age of 33-year-old. Oum was hospitalized over the weekend for “a severe allergic reaction during a simple medical procedure” that put him in a coma. When the news first hit, fans raised nearly $180,000 for him.

Monty gained fame following his mega-mash-up film HALOID:

He became best known for RWBY, a web-based anime series created, written, and produced by him. RWBY produced two seasons, though a third season was planned and in development.

In remembrance, Rooster Teeth will not be releasing any videos today.

Here’s the full statement from Rooster Teeth:

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.

We love you, Monty.”

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Founded Cult Faction in 2014; previously crawled out of the Black Lodge in 1976, only to find himself in the Village.

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