Monty Oum’s passed away today. His life and legacy will no doubt continue to live in on for years to come, but that’s not the point of this post.
If I were only half the man Monty turned out to be, I’d be a happy man. His resolve, his will to keep moving forward, was unsurpassed by anyone in the entertainment industry. I learnt today, through the very solemn and short Rooster Teeth podcast, of his 30 hour days and his constant need to learn and improve. Like I said, if I could be only half the man…
Monty’s passing hits hard. He died so suddenly and at such a young age, just a year older than me in fact. He accomplished so much in such a short period of time, it unnerves me to consider how much I’ve done compared to him. Which is why this year I’m doing all that I can, everything I’ve ever wanted to do, to ensure I don’t miss out on any opportunities that may come my why. If at all.
Death is never a nice subject, but in this case I hope I can continue in Monty’s epic footsteps, perhaps not in the field of animation but certainly within the same concept of trying hard, putting in the best effort possible and always, ALWAYS moving forward. It’s the least I can do to pay tribute to his name.
Thank you Monty.