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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.

Posted by EsDeib

Wait. This cannot be for real. On July 3rd? Wow. It really doesn't seem like it, but I hope this is the worst joke ever.

Posted by bkbroiler

I can't tell if this is a joke. :(

Edited by CaskStrength

I just dropped my headphones on my desk at work and stared blankly at this screen. Must've read this post 10 times. CANNOT believe this is true. Fuck.

Posted by Cameron

This is heartbreaking news. I feel like I've lost a friend.

Posted by welded

No words. :(

Posted by GeekDown

Fuck! I don't even know what to say. I'll miss you, duder!

Posted by bloodsoul5

.... this has to be a fucking joke... it has to be.

Posted by Lava


Posted by djou

I'm stunned, absolutely stunned... My condolences to his family and friends. Rest in peace, Ryan Davis.

Posted by Dallas_Raines

I can't stop crying...

Posted by aznxchunky


Edited by The_Laughing_Man

What? Why? How?

Posted by KarlPilkington

RIP Ryan.

Posted by Darthozzan

NO why :((( I... can't believe it. He was so young T_T and just married, this is too cruel!

R.I.P. Ryan Davis, and condolences to his wife and family.

Posted by cjarrett


Posted by STORMP00PER

I can't believe this, terribly terribly sad news. My thoughts are with you all, so sorry to hear this.

Posted by CaLe

I cannot believe this. What? What the fuck. Can't believe this man.

Posted by Larsa

holy fucking shit my heart stopped RIP

Posted by ZeroSignal

Oh man :( That's a tragedy and totally unfair. My condolences.

Posted by SeanFoster

I was hoping this was some kind of joke I wasn't in on but based on the Tweets from other members of the Whiskey Media family... :(

Posted by jvalenti57

My sincere condolences to his friends and family. Terrible news. =(

Posted by Baconbot

Oh man!

Sad sad day.

Thoughts are with his family.

Edited by zitosilva

Rest in peace, Ryan. You made a difference. You will be missed.

Edited by CarRacer

We love you Ryan.

Posted by SquirrelCheese


Posted by jvalenti57

My sincere condolences to his friends and family. Terrible news. =(

Posted by Lightningproof


Nonononono. What the fuck.

Edited by MovieFlask

Unbelievable. Best wishes to his family and friends.

Posted by HubrisRanger

@esdeib said:

Wait. This cannot be for real. On July 3rd? Wow. It really doesn't seem like it, but I hope this is the worst joke ever.

His Twitter account has been inactive since then, but I don't see any obituary posted online. If this is true though, why did it take so long to announce? Heartbroken if true, but still trying to find some confirmation elsewhere.

If this isn't true, Rorie, fuck you.

Posted by Muppio

Dude, Matt, i'm not in the fucking mood for terrible jokes here man.

I'm geniunly bummed out over this!

Posted by marcusofadown

No :( No... No. This can't be happening. It just can't be happening.

I... Ryan. :(

You are all in my thoughts today. And forever.

Posted by Ducksworth

I don't even....


Holy shit.

Posted by MeteorMess


Edited by LikeaSsur

Excuse me? This can't be real.

Posted by huntad

I don't believe this. How can this seriously be true? I just don't know...

Edited by Lashe

Deep condolences to everyone. Shit.

Posted by bo_boutwell

Oh wow... this is sad. Cause?

Posted by LarcenousLaugh

I am speechless right now. I can't even process this if it's real, and if it's not, this is the greatest possible troll of all time.

Posted by CrunchinJelly

Totally stunned.

RIP Ryan.

Edited by SuperTess

This is so sad, I'm not even really sure how to process it.

Edited by Lanceuppercut


You will be missed.


Edited by Nurve

R.I.P. Ryan. Giant Bomb will never be the same without you. :(

Posted by ratzombie

My god this is horrible news, I'm so sorry for all those that knew him personally.

Edited by Yurtigo

R.I.P big man :(

Posted by DarkPants

Holy shit.

Edited by Rrang

I'm at a loss for words....

Edited by juhoz


Edited by 014

This is awful.

Edited by cjack007

Sadness. So very much.

Posted by Slayer

nooooooooooo way no wayyyyy WTFFF RIP WHAT !!!!!!!!! :O:O:O:O OMG NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO :O