Andrew Scott Reisse Dies at 33

Andrew Scott Reisse, a founding member and engineer on the Oculus Rift VR headset project, died at 33.

According to local reports (read here), he was killed during a police chase in Santa Ana, California, on Friday.

A post in the Oculus VR blog says he was a brilliant computer graphics engineer and an avid photographer (have a look at his photos here).

The post also acknowledges Reisse’s crucial role at Oculus:

“Andrew’s impact on the software and hardware we’ve developed at Oculus is immeasurable. He was a lead on the Oculus SDK, the Unreal Engine integration, Hawken VR, and nearly every demo we’ve shown since the company inception. Despite all his work, he never bragged or boasted. When he wasn’t programming at the office, he was learning, reading his favorite web site — — or helping other teammates brainstorm and innovate.”



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