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Ryan Davis, 1979 - 2013

Giant Bomb has suffered a profound loss.

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Ryan Davis passed away on July 3rd. He was 34.

Obviously we’re all stunned over here. Ryan was a good friend to all of us. It’s odd to remember that, for someone who could be so acerbic at times, and despite knowing him for almost a decade, I honestly don’t recall ever actually being mad at him. He had an unconventional type of kindness that expressed itself more strongly the longer one knew him, and despite his teasing nature, he always managed to make his close friends feel loved when his attention turned towards you.

Many of you know that Ryan was recently married. In the face of this awfulness, many of us will at least always remember him as we last saw him: outrageously, uproariously happy, looking forward to his next adventure with the biggest grin his face could hold.

The consolation we can feel from that is miniscule compared to the hole that Ryan’s absence will leave in our lives. That’s not a hole that is possible to fill; it’s just something that we’ll just have to get used to walking around with, and that will not happen for a long, long time.

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Posted by MoonwalkSA

oh my god what

Rorie please be making a joke article

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Edited by Hadoken101

Wait.... what.... fuck

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Edited by XRayCat

Whoa... so sad.

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Posted by BlueJester

My god. Condolences to everyone. He will be missed.

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Edited by VanNuys

I knew Ryan personally. He was a beautiful human being, and I will miss him greatly. I'm sorry for your loss, and for all of ours, really. It really feels like there is a little less joy in the world. He was always nice to me, and one of the best damn writers to ever set their minds to video games. He had one of those personalities that seemed to light up the world.

Goodbye Ryan, I wish I could have known you better, but I'm happy to have known you at all.

P.S.: Is there any thing the GiantBomb community can do to help out Anna during this time? Donations, etc? I'd be happy to donate if it would help ease the burden.

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Posted by Arcadem

no no no no no no no no no no no

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Edited by Vager

...

Hard to comprehend this.

RIP, Ryan.

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Posted by HHAP

RIP Ryan. We will miss you!

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Posted by DaemonBlack

This is unreal.

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Posted by precog13

RIP, Ryan.

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Edited by Syed117

No.

Is this some kind of sick joke

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Posted by LangarN

This cannot be true...

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Posted by MoistJohn

What?!

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Edited by Two

I'm crushed. I cannot fucking believe it. He was only 34, my god. My heart goes out to his family. Giant Bomb will never be the same.

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Edited by Regal

This is impossible to fathom.

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Edited by Shevar

No Wait This is A Spoof right? Please tell me this ain't true

EDIT: So Its true. I have been following Ryan and the rest of the Giant Bomb crew when most of them where over on Gamespot, I was 13 at the time. Now I'm 25 and all I can say is... Thanks.

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Posted by MrGtD

Jesus christ.

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Posted by moves

wow. im shocked. really hope this is some sort of joke post.

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Posted by Drebin_893

What? This can't be real.

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Posted by Whizbang

Duder, it's over. RIP

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Posted by Barrabas

Fuck. My prayers and well wishes go out to his family and friends.

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Edited by CaptainJudaism

Wait... wait... wait... what? How?

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Posted by Grondoth

Is this a joke? Please be a joke hastily constructed because of everyone freaking out on twitter.

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Posted by Cheesebob

NO. WHAT. NO WHAT THE FUCK? NO WAY

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Posted by Terjay

WHAT?

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Posted by LiK

WHAT?????

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Posted by Stimpack

What.... No... You have to be kidding me... I can't even comprehend this.

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Posted by BrandonPckrfn

Holy shit, RIP. Just married...

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Edited by conmulligan

Holy shit. Deepest condolences to all the team.

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Edited by Triphos

Rest in peace, Ryan.

Condolences to family and friends.

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Posted by JStaunton

WHAT?!

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Posted by Daneian

This is a joke, right? Please be a joke.

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Posted by SneakyDuder

Sad day. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and the Giantbomb and GameSpot crew. Ryan will be missed.

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Edited by AllanIceman

WHAT?? Are you serious??? What?? No really??

EDIT: I don't believe this. I refuse!! How? I can't...

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Posted by buzz_clik

Not even close to everything I want to say right here.

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Posted by Throat

Fuuuuuuuuuuuuuu..........

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Posted by danielmackie_photography

Condolences to all family and friends. Sad news. XX

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Posted by RNiemeijer

Man what the fuck

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Posted by CandleJakk

Fuckin' shit. 34 is way too fucking young for anyone to go. My thoughts are with Ryan's friends, family and anyone who had their life impacted by him.

RIP Ryan.

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Posted by Nudelwudel

No... I cannot believe this...

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Edited by RedRoach

I literally cannot believe this. Is this seriously happening?

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Posted by mexicola

what the fuck?

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Posted by Borp

I am crying over here... A lot. I can't even think of anyhting to write, i'm just hoping this isn't real.

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Edited by JayCee

Wait, WHAT? Holy shit.

Terrible news. Thoughts and Prayers to the Nanner and all the GB crew.

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Posted by RTSlord

Oh God no...be praying for all of you guys

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Edited by chikin_n_rofls

I'm in shock... I can't believe it.

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Posted by Drebin_893

Oh my God I guess this is real.

R.I.P Ryan, thank you so much for everything you've given this community, and the joy you've given me personally, over the many years.

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Edited by Tennou486

Oh my god... This was too soon. Condolences to his wife and the entire Giant Bomb crew.

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Posted by WiqidBritt

the fuck?

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Posted by mtfikhan

OMG. RIP Ryan.