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Report: Oculus VR co-founder struck dead by car
Report: Oculus VR co-founder struck dead by car
June 1, 2013 | By Staff

June 1, 2013 | By Staff
More: Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Los Angeles ABC affiliate KABC has reported that Oculus VR co-founder Andrew Scott Reisse was struck and killed while crossing the street during a car chase in Santa Ana, California. According to the report, Reisse was an innocent bystander struck by a car driven by gang members fleeing police.

KABC has quoted a statement released by Oculus VR:

"Andrew was a brilliant computer graphics engineer, an avid photographer and hiker who loved nature, a true loyal friend, and a founding member of our close-knit Oculus family. Andrew's contributions span far and wide in the video game industry. His code is embedded in thousands of games played by millions of people around the world. Words can not express how sorely he will be missed or how deeply our sympathy runs for his family."

The suspect driving the car at the time of the accident has been arrested, KABC reports.

Update: The Oculus team has confirmed the death of Reisse, stating in a blog post, "Andrew was taken from us long before his time. Words cannot express how sorely he will be missed or how deeply our sympathy runs for his family."

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Jordan Laine
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What terrible, terrible news. :(

James Yee
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My condolences. The loss will be felt by far more than he knew...

Daneel Filimonov
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Sad an unremarkable news for the games industry :( My sincere condolences to Scott's family.

TC Weidner
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wow, such sad news.

Blane Humphries
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This is terrible. My condolences to his family, friends, and the Oculus team.

Freek Hoekstra
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this truly is a sad day indeed. my condoleances to his family, friends and colleagues!

Eric McVinney
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Sorry to hear. This is such a terrible loss for both the family, friends and the industry.

Luis Guimaraes
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This is horrible :(
My condolences to his family and friends.

Terry Matthes
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Sad to see someone so bright leave us so early.

Mike Williams
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I believe the Oculus will be a huge, huge hit, if not in retail, at least in driving safety, flight, medicine, and numerous other fields. It's unfortunate that he won't be here to show how much of an impact he's going to make to our future.

Rest in Peace good sir.