Monyreak Oum

Monyreak Monty Oum June 22 1981 February 1 2015 was an American webbased animator and writer. A selftaught animator he scripted and produced several crossover fighting video series drawing the attention of internet production company Rooster Teeth who hired him. There he provided custom animations for Red vs. Blue and created the original animated series RWBY. Oum married Sheena Duquette on May 10 2014. Oum attracted attention within the gaming community after releasing the hit video Haloid in 2007 on GameTrailers which a Destructoid article called the most interesting Halorelated fan movie in existence. The video has received more than 4 million views and is the mostwatched usercreated content on GameTrailers. In October of the same year he released the first video in his Dead Fantasy fan series which like Haloid featured fantastical combat sequences between characters from two different established games series this time Tecmos Dead or Alive/Ninja Gaiden vs. Square Enixs Final Fantasy/Kingdom Hearts. He released five episodes of Dead Fantasy a preview of an additional episode and two music videos featuring the heroines of the series. After Oum announced that he had started working for Rooster Teeth the series was put on hold. Oum suffered a severe allergic reaction during a medical procedure and fell into a coma on January 22 2015. He died on February 1 2015.