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Ryan Davis, 1979 - 2013

Giant Bomb has suffered a profound loss.

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 DeadFish

@warpig87: Yeah, I bet he would be excited about all the stuff that's going on.

Posted by FritzDude

Shocking. My condolences to his friends and Family.

Posted by Lando81

missing you, duder.

Posted by TJUK

I still think of you every day and every time I listen or watch anything the crew does. Missing you like mad Ryan.

Posted by melting_window

I never met you but I really miss you.

Posted by gggamer123

Rorie please be making a joke article

Posted by getmeon19

This man is great

Posted by Cleric22

I had a road trip last week for my vacation. I picked a random month of bombcasts (january 2012) to listen to. I LOVE going back and listening to the old shows, but I was still grossly unprepared for "Hey everyone it's Tuuuueeesday".

Posted by Aarny91

Finally worked my way through the In Memorium thread and closed it. I think about this man every single Monday/Tueday and get so bummed out.

Posted by Rykane

Still think about you Ryan, RIP. We will always love you man.

Posted by Evilsbane

Hey everyone, still miss this guy.

Edited by Iodine

Hey everybody it's Tuesday....................

Posted by Nightriff

Miss ya Ryan, think about you every day duder.

Posted by Sin4profit

Fan (Matthew Campin?) submitted a dedication to Ryan Davis in this Beer & Board Games Youtube show.

Posted by YoThatLimp

I've been listening to his last few podcasts. Man, he can never be replaced, brought so much energy to everything.

Posted by Claude

It's a lie. His half grown heart lives. He's not missed. He exists.

Posted by MormonWarrior

Found this health-related article from Huff Post that was issued a week after Ryan's death...seems like a likely scenario, and a sad one too considering he was seeking medical help for his sleep apnea.

Man, watching "best of" videos on YouTube just reminds me of how much I miss this guy. There's been so much loss this year for me...can't wait for 2013 to end!

Posted by Claude

Found this health-related article from Huff Post that was issued a week after Ryan's death...seems like a likely scenario, and a sad one too considering he was seeking medical help for his sleep apnea.

Man, watching "best of" videos on YouTube just reminds me of how much I miss this guy. There's been so much loss this year for me...can't wait for 2013 to end!

He slept hard and is now well rested. I feel he lived above and beyond any sleep apnea.

Posted by Tireyo

Gone, but still not forgotten. =-)

Edited by jNerd

I still miss Ryan everyday. I've had the Olly Moss picture of Ryan & Koffing as my phone's wallpaper since he passed away.

Edited by noizy

Sometimes I give him a big hug, cause he would have.

Edited by jimmyfenix

Miss ya buddy.

Edited by perfectlizardwizard

Miss you Ryan <3

Edited by Capaneus

Still miss you Ryan. I never knew I could miss someone I never met.

Posted by TorMasturba

I actually had a cry again for Ryan the other day, and not much moves me like that.
Miss you Ryan!

Posted by Hunter5024

Got kinda bummed out and decided to watch some old premium videos I'd never seen. Jeff and Ryan doing what they do together makes me laugh just about every time. I feel pretty fortunate that there are still hours and hours worth of Ryan content I've never seen before.

Posted by xombi242

I still miss you, Mr. Davis.

batman batman batman :)

Posted by Mahonay

Spent some time with a good friend from the GB community last weekend and you came up Ryan. We all still miss you. Always will.

Posted by sixnahalf

Oh my that is so sad condolence for the family. grieving :(

Posted by zudthespud

I miss Ryan.

Posted by scottp
Edited by mrfluke

the site has finally imo been able to get that same energy level that it had with ryan. (like the load our last souls feature has been most evident of this)

but man does it still sting personally, like ryan was the assassins creed reviewer, and with 4 out this week i got kind of bummed out a bit.

Posted by DrGreatJob

Four months later, I still miss him.

Posted by cthomer5000

Ryan is NARCing out Lou Reed now.

Miss that dude, so sad he couldn't be here for the console launches especially. He would have loved the chaos going along with it all.

Edited by Milkman

Tearing up watching Brad play Hotline Miami wasn't something I ever expected to do but I just did. So, thanks for that, Ryan.

Posted by SpoogeMcduck

I came home early to see GB's reactions to the unveilinings of next gen stuff and Ryan was joking the whole time but looking super serious. Seems like a guy I would've liked to know

Posted by jordanfwc

I've been listening to the bombcast backwards and every single episode I'm just blown away by how much joy Ryan had in him. Such a tremendous loss :( you are missed Ryan

Posted by vikingdeath1

I still think about this fucker Every Day! This weekend's 48 hour shenanigans got me thinking how much I miss him.
He would have LOVED Vinny shocking his balls.

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Posted by JJOR64

Just started listening to the new Bombcast and it has the older intro and it reminded me of the old days. :(

Edited by Praise_the_sun

Sometimes, for a split second, I'll forget that Ryan was a part of Giantbomb/The Bombcast/etc. At this point I've gotten used to the current crew. Then I remember him and the fact that he's never coming back and I'll get really fucking sad. Besides Jeff, Ryan was by far the coolest and funniest member of the Giantbomb crew. He was the type of guy that made you think "Man, I'd love to have a beer and hang out with him". I'll miss you duder. You had more of an impact on people than you ever knew.

Posted by LandonRobinson

I still miss you so very much, Ryan. I regret never getting to meet you, being the fantastic person I've always come to expect you to be, but I'm glad you were able to bring so much laughter and happiness to myself and others over the years you had with us.

Rest in peace.

Posted by Excast

It's hard to believe it's been 4 months.

Posted by Fattony12000

Classic Ryan Throwback.

Posted by gkhan

Still miss you, big guy.

Edited by AndyMP

There are times when it especially sucks that Ryan is no longer with us. The release of GTAV being one. The launch of the new consoles will be another. Super sad that he is gone.

Posted by planetary

The guys are starting to mention Ryan (if only briefly) on videos and stuff. And the podcast is getting a little bit of a post-Rich Hotspot vibe to it, which is pretty alright. Different than what Ryan aimed for, but very good in its own right.