Monty Oum Medical & Family Support
While we wanted you to know as soon as possible, we also have the utmost respect for Monty's privacy and we hope you will understand and share in that respect.
Monty is a tremendous talent who has accomplished so much in his young life. He has an amazing creative ability and the drive to put it to use. That is a rare combination and we are proud to have shared in it.
We expect that this news will be shocking to most of you and very difficult to process. It has been for many of us as well. Our hearts are with Monty, his wife Sheena and his brothers & sisters. They will need your good thoughts, your prayers, whatever kindness you have to offer. This fund has been established to help Monty's family with medical expenses.
Matthew 11:28-30 28 “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”
Because Rick if you look there is people making monthly donations ->
Why is this still going?
I just watched the first episode of season 3 and I like how its art style and creative process is still the same, even with Mr. Oum gone. It is a shame that he has passed on, but I find that the best way to remember someone is not that they're gone, but to remember them for their life and their legacy. While I cannot help his family by donating, although I am late to the party, I will always keep him in my memory. He was a great inspiration to us all and he will be sorely missed. We love you Monty, wherever you are.
I've been thinking of you a lot lately due to the release of season three. I wish you were around to see how amazing it is and the love we all have for it. We miss you.
season three of rwby started, and i can't stop thinking of what happened rest well
This is terrible... I am so sorry for your loss... I just saw his rwby animation series now, and I must say... I will not stop progressing until I become a great animator like him. My heart goes out to your family, unfortunately i am still a teenager and i do not gain any money to donate and my parents dont have credit cards here in Brazil... Look, whenever you feel hopeless and in despair... There is someone who can make you happy and comfortable, Jesus Christ... I am not joking, at least He has made me a much happier person...
It's sad that such a creative and original artist has left us. You're an inspiration to do great things, Monty. Rest in peace.
The one thing that sucks is that Monty always had ideas for RWBY for anything... he probably had many other ideas for projects... it's just a shame that we will never find out what they are... And even though i only started watching RWBY after he passed away, it was still inspiring, the art style, the movement, everything... Even though i'm only 15 he inspired me to actually try and do something when I get home like make concept art, research and look at software instead of just playing some games to pass the time... There could be pages and pages about how he inspired and what he did... R.I.P Monty, you Inspired many with what you did... And you will carry on to inspire
rest in peace Monty you inspired me to do animation and voice over work a great genius taken from this life to fucking soon
Monty, I miss you. I never met you personally, but I've been a fan of yours since forever. You helped me out of depression and it was you that made me realize my potential with art. The day I heard of your passing, I thought it was a nightmare. Just a bad dream, that I would see you at RTX this year...but it wasn't. I cried so much, and sometimes I still cry about it. But now, I'm learning how to use MMD and other animation programs. I want to become an Animator just like you. Though you're gone in body you are not gone in spirit, and we keep moving forward. We love you Monty, and Sheena too.
Ever since you passed I have never been more positive. I never knew you were such an inspiration, I was always just into AH, I watch a few episodes of RWBY sometimes but never got into it. I hate that I didn't know how much of a wonderful person you were when you were alive. I'm finally going to school again after a month of absence, I'm finally getting over my depression and slowly getting out of my shell of anxiety. Thank you, Monty. For not just inspiring me to move forward. But for everyone else too. We miss you. We love you.
It's been a while since you passed bud, we all still miss and love you man.
I love to see people still commenting and donating. I hope that Monty's family and everyone in the RT community knows that just because his name isn't "trending" anymore doesn't mean that we've forgotten him. I still think of him on a daily basis, and will always, always miss him.
May you rest in peace. I really love his work and its amazing how much he has accomplished. And its a huge loss for everyone that Monty had passed away. I pray that, wherever he is now, that he is happy. Who knows? maybe there's wifi in where he is now, yknow? and still communicate with us. Sorry sorry. just wanted to lighten the mood. But seriously. Thanks for all the great things you've done, Monty. We will all see you soon.
Rest In Peace Monty Oum. As someone who did not even watch most animations on Rooster teeth the news was awful that Monty died I did not even know it happened until yesterday but last night I watch all the videos about it and just felt so sad after it. R.I.P Monty Oum you were an inspiration to us all.
I haven't been on the RT site in three years. I've barely even given it a thought, to be completely honest. And still, the news left me in complete, stunned disbelief. Every time someone posted about it, I'd get that same shock. I can't begin to imagine how it must have been for your family and friends. And even though money will never help their loss, I hope they can take some comfort in this amazing response from your fans and the knowledge that you touched so many people so deeply. RIP, Monty. Thanks for the autograph all those years ago.
I remember when he was an 18 year old kid out of Rhode Island and a DDR addict, like many of us back in 2000. Will miss him. http://themassinvasion.com/monty-oum-well-miss/
Dammit.... life is so cruel.... I love his animation T_T