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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.

Edited by galloughs

any words i try to write about this just seem wrong. i'm devastated and just so sorry for his friends and family. we'll never stop missing you Ryan, RIP.

Posted by willr


Posted by WesleyWyndam

This can't be real...


Posted by nightbird

R.I.P. Ryan.

Words cannot express how I feel right now, but GB Crew, know that I'm praying for you guys and I know you guys can make it through this. Feel like I've lost a best friend. seriously.

Posted by lostinthewired

I was one of the lucky ones to go from a fan of his to being considered one of his friends. I'll miss you friend.

Posted by johntr

Wow...RIP Ryan Davis. I feel a special connection to the giant bombcast. When my mom past away a year and a half ago it was all I could listen to on my commute to work and it gave me comfort when I was alone for my long drives to and from work. I don't know what I would have done without it. sucks...

Posted by ShadowConqueror

This is the worst news to wake up to. How has it been five days and we're just now hearing about this? We'll miss you, Ryan.

Edited by Arrested_Developer

This is devastating. I can't even....poor Anna....poor Jeff. I'll miss you Ryan, you we're one of the best parts of my week for the last 5 years.

Posted by sparkysanxion

This is unfortunately my first post to the site...and it has to be to say a massive condolence to all you guys, and to the rest of Ryan's friends and family.

Much love to you all from the UK.


Posted by BABS

This is so sad. R.I.P. Ryan. I thought it was a joke at first. Crazy :(

Posted by artraider

This is horrible and my condolences go out to his family and loved ones.

Posted by Neurotic

I feel like I've been punched in the gut. We'd never met and were never likely to meet and yet this must be how it feels to lose a friend. My thoughts go out to his family and the rest of the crew. RIP Ryan, we're gonna miss you, dude.

Edited by Pyronite

Rest in peace, Ryan. You were gone way too soon.

Posted by mattscout007

My prayers go out for Ryan, his friends, and his family.

He will be missed...I wish I could say more but I keep tearing up...

Edited by dr_mantas

Jesus Christ, what the hell happened?

I knew this would happen some day, but I was expecting to be in my 60s at least.

Posted by lord_python



Edited by aldo_q

Jezus.. that's very unexpected. a friend actually texted me about it as we are both shocked. I may not have known him aside from his work on this site. But Ryan seemed like a great guy, and my god so soon after he god married.

My condolences to his family and friends. This is just not right.

Posted by SqueakyShoeNinja


Posted by EmaneeezNuts

R.I.P. Ryan, you always managed to put a smile on my face, wish I could have met you personally. My condolences go out to the GB crew and to Ryan's family and loved ones. Thanks for all the shenanigans! Sad times.

Posted by Comeonfeet

Terrible news

Posted by Enns

Fuck man. He just got married what the fuck.

Posted by tater3698

I've spent years listening to the Bombcast and being a proud member of this amazing community. And while I never met this man, I feel as if I've lost someone who's been a part of my life. Prayers go out to the family and the Bombcrew, can't imagine what yall are going through.

Posted by Seedofpower

Thanks for all the laughs, Ryan. Rest easy dude.

Edited by UltimAXE

Damn. Somebody posted this on GameFAQs and I was hoping that it was a joke about marriage. Then I saw the twitter feeds. Now it's an hour later and nobody's laughing. There's no punchline. There's just a whole lot of sadness.

Giant Bomb will never be quite as fun with Ryan Davis gone.

Edited by DemonWayans

I am shocked. Ryan was a part of my life for a long time and I will miss him. I will be ruminating on this for a long time to come and my thoughts are with Mr. Davis' family and friends. We all love Ryan.

Posted by KatyGaGa

the giant bomb guys have truly become like friends over the years and this is a devastating loss for all of us.

the fact that i'll never be able to hear "It's Tuesday, your listening to the bombast" is making my heart sink.

Edited by Mr_Spinnington

now i hate mondays

Edited by K3vinkha0S

Ryan's Legacy will live on through the Giant Bomb community.

Posted by steevl


Edited by Regular_Kirk

Holy fucking hell! I cannot believe this. Awful, just awful. I am floored. My condolences to the entire Giant Bomb crew and Ryan's family.

Edited by lurkingsalt

How hard I'm wishing this was a joke right now. My condolences to friends and family. I never met Ryan but hearing him on the Bombcast every week makes today so unbelievably sad. RIP Ryan Davis.

Posted by Veliremus

I've never commented on Giant Bomb, but I will for this. Ryan brought me so many laughs through the Quick Looks and Bombcasts -- this is just awful. Just married, too. Just plain cruel. I wish everyone of his loved ones a lot of strength. Bye, Ryan.

Posted by VinLieger

Gutted, absolutely completely gutted by this news, Ryan you were a legend of epic proportions who will be sorely missed. My thoughts go out to his family and friends, all the guys from the Giant Bomb crew and especially his wife, i cant even imagine what she is going through.

RIP Ryan

Posted by Brendan

I'm just standing in my bathroom at work right now, stunned.

Edited by andriv

Gone too soon, like so many great men.

We will miss you

Posted by aku88

Even though I'm all the way in Malaysia, you guys have still been entertaining me for years from the Gamespot days. My condolence to the crew and Anna.

Posted by TheCableKid

RIP Duder....

Posted by Luck702

When I saw this news, I started crying. What the hell happened.

Posted by GoldSoundz

Never has an industry death hit me anywhere near as hard as this one. I have followed Ryan throughout his career at Gamespot, and since the very beginning of Giant Bomb. You guys are a part of my day-to-day life, putting a smile on my face and making me laugh until I lose my breath. I didn't know Ryan personally, but I will be forever grateful for the time he spent on this earth and the moments he shared with all of us. Giant Bomb will never be the same without you.

My thoughts are with Ryan's wife, family, friends, and his passionate fans. You will be missed more than you could ever imagine.

Posted by edoone

No.....! :( Man!!!! this is not can´t be!!

Roire I am so sorry.

Posted by djames216

My heartfelt condolences to family, friends and to his wife. Rest in peace Ryan Davis. You will be sorely missed.

Posted by TerraDelu

I just can't believe it. I've lost a friend I've never met. I hope everyone is hanging in there.

Posted by Shinmaru007

Jesus. I came home from running a couple of errands, and then ... this. Fucking heartbreaking. It says a lot about Ryan that so many people who knew him solely through the website are so devastated -- the impact he had on his friends and family must have been manyfold. I'll miss you, Ryan.

Posted by i83N

RIP ):

Posted by drakesfortune

Wow, so sad. I love Ryan. Unreal.

Posted by Drod

Ryan, you will be missed. To his family and friends, my deepest, sincerest condolences. Words can't begin to even attempt to do this situation justice, so I won't even try.

By Duder.

Posted by jimithing83

This is tragic. Thoughts, condolences and prayer to the Giant Bomb staff and, of course, his family.

Posted by porsifer

This caught me way off guard :( RIP Ryan

Posted by Kukkaruukku

Rest in peace, man. You'll be missed.

Posted by TheOtherGuy

How? This doesn't-? Is this some horribly elaborate hoax? I feel ill...