Andrew Scott Reisse is the legendary co-founder and developer for the Oculus Rift VR, who was unfortunately caught up in a series of events that led to his death late last week.
A gang related crime was taking place which resulted in a shooting and ultimately a police chase, when officers gave chase to a car full of gang members it is said that Andrew was struck by the gang members’ car and killed.
While Reisse wasn't involved in the incident it is extremely unfortunate that he was caught up in the events that took place, he was a pioneer in his field of work and the industry is lesser without him.
Oculus VR have released the following official statement regarding Reisse's death:
"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.
Some of us have known Andrew since college, and have worked with him at multiple companies beginning with Scaleform in Maryland which he helped start at age 19, then at Gaikai in Aliso Viejo which brought him out to California, and finally at Oculus where he was a co-founder and lead engineer.
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 cannot express how sorely he will be missed or how deeply our sympathy runs for his family
Andrew will always be in our thoughts and will never be forgotten. We love you Reisse."