Monty Oum Dies at 33

| February 3, 2015 | 0 Comments

An Austin-based animator and show creator for Rooster Teeth, Monty Oum died on Sunday. He was hospitalized on January 21, 2015, following a severe allergic reaction during a routine medical procedure that rendered him comatose. Burnie Burns, Rooster Teeth co-founder stated that Oum was in critical care and it is not known if he will recover. He died February 1, 2015 as a result of the allergic reaction.

Monty Oum Dies at 33

Rooster Teeth Animator Monty Oum Dies at 33.

Monty Oum was an American web-based animator. He was known for his crossover fighting videos and was employed by Rooster Teeth Productions to animate for Red vs. Blue and RWBY. He attracted attention within the gaming community after releasing the hit video Haloid in 2007 on GameTrailers, which a Destructoid article called “the most interesting Halo-related fan movie in existence.” The video has received more than 4 million views and is the most watched user-created content on the site. In October of the same year, he released the first video in his Dead Fantasy fan series. He released 5 episodes of Dead Fantasy and a preview of the eighth episode. He also created two music video spin-offs of the series. The music videos were named after the songs the main characters danced to. The first music video showed all the main characters dancing to Mariah Carey’s 2009 hit single, Obsessed. The second music video was similar to the first, but the characters were dancing to the 2009 single Gee by the Korean-pop girl group, Girls’ Generation. After Oum announced that he had started working for Rooster Teeth, the series was put on hold.

Most people first became aware of Monty Oum, after he released the crazy fighting mashup Haloid. Check below.

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