I never knew Monty Oum, and I'm sorry I'll never get the chance to. He seemed like an incredibly talented and warm person.

My thoughts and support are with anyone who has lost a friend, family member, mentor, or source of inspiration in this wake of this tragedy. If you are able and willing to support his family financially, and help take some of the strain off of their grieving, please do so here -

www.gofundme.com/MontyandSheena

If you're just hearing the news, @Matt's journal here explains what happened.

Hold your loved ones tight, and be good to each other.