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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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Edited By C0V3RT

Ever since I heard the news, I've been sitting at my desk at work in stunned silence a bit teary eyed. I, like most people on the site, never knew Ryan, but his fun personality and candidness about pieces of his personal life made him seem like an old friend.

I'm weeks behind on Bombcasts and it's heartbreaking to know there are only going to be a few left with Ryan. Genuinely sending thoughts and prayers to Ryan, friends, and family.

Despite it being ridiculously hot outside, I'll be sporting my New Balance shoes in memory of Ryan for the remainder of the week. Rest in peace, Ryan.

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Posted By Bacchus

I never thought I would feel this sad about the passing of a person I have never even met. Ryan Davis had the rare gift of making people care about something. We need more people like that. Goodbye Ryan.

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Posted By eloj

Fuck.

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Edited By ColdsnapBryan

Damn :( It's like loosing a close friend. Rest in Peace.

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Edited By N15PCA

This is so sad to see a gifted young person like Ryan pass away like that. :(

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Posted By Gatehouse

Holy shit, this has stunned me to my core. RIP Ryan, to say you will be greatly missed by your family, friends and everyone on here is a colossal understatement.

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Posted By DeckardsRevolver

R.I.P holmes.

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Posted By kingofpeanuts

Wow

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Posted By winstano

Condolences to everyone from the UK. I'm actually in shock right now, this is just surreal. RIP Ryan, you will be sorely, SORELY missed. Just... Wow.

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Posted By Whark

Condolences. He will be missed even by those of us who didn't know him personally but even more by those who did.

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Posted By hunter49a

I need a drink.

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Posted By Redhotchilimist

This is too sad, I can't believe how sudden it is. My condolences to his friends and colleagues at Giant Bomb.

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Posted By Code601

I will miss him so much and I know him only from the Internet. My thoughts are with you guys.

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Posted By Pteruswynn

Dude.... I don't know what to say... I will miss you Ryan Davis.

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Edited By Gatsumaru

Words fail to express such a loss. Whenever I was at a low point any GB content with Ryan would turn things around. Gaming and society has lost someone truly great. Condolences to his wife, family, coworkers, and all his friends.

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Posted By Hulabaloon

RIP Ryan :(

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Posted By eduardo

So very sorry to hear about his passing. Happy to have met him ain person. Wonderful talking to him. Hang in there everyone - friends, family... everyone.

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Posted By Antsmifff

Thank you Ryan, thank you for everything.

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Edited By White

On Ryan's page, his death was listed as 3rd of July...

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Posted By pixelatedsoul

I'm in shock right now. How did this happen?

I'm saddened deeply by this. My condolences to his family, friends and everyone at Giant Bomb.

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Posted By biomajor09

My condolences to his family and new bride. Such a happy guy. He will be missed.

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Posted By Delam

You were wonderful to listen to on the podcast and watch in the videos. You will be greatly missed. My condolences to his wife and family and to his extend family at Giantbomb.

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Edited By adz117

I've wrote about 4 paragraphs and then deleted them because everything I put will not sum up what I'm trying to say.

Although hardly any of us got to meet you, you were like a friend to us and you will be missed terribly.

Thanks for always making me laugh. Rest in peace, Ryan.

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Posted By Castigatore

what the hell???

this can't be real!!

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Edited By Fuwano

My condolences to his love ones. Just shocking. Rest in peace Ryan.

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Posted By MrMazz

WTF RYAN IS DEAD WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAT WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAT

I honestly don't know how to react to this. Except to say I am profoundly saddened by this loss.

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Posted By lim_ak

Dammit, just dammit. Condolences to Ryan's family and all the crew at Giant Bomb. Dude will be missed by every one of us that comes to this site.

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Posted By ASTROID2

Goodbye. Giant Bomb wont be the same without you.

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Posted By Monkeyman04

What the fuck? How could this have happened? My condolences to the Davis family and everyone at Giant Bomb.

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Posted By ErrantElement

:( RIP Ryan Davis <3

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Posted By Teoball

I'm just speechless and empty now. What the hell....

My thoughts go out to all his family and friends. Giantbomb will never be the same.

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Posted By mewarmo990

"Hey, everybody, it's Tuesday!"

It's painful to realize that we will never hear those words from him again. It's the passion that guys like Ryan brought to Giant Bomb that inspired me to become deeply passionate about this hobby and industry, during a certain low in my life. As Nick Robinson said, it says a lot about the work Ryan has done that so many of us internet strangers feel like we've lost a real blood relative.

Thank you Ryan for making the world a more joyful place, and my best wishes to his friends and family during these hard times.

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Posted By TurtleKing

Rest In Peace Ryan; your wit and humour always made so many people's day better; you'll be dearly missed.

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Posted By AutoBarn

Jesus Christ no. What awful news. RIP Ryan, we will miss you more than words can say.

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Edited By seannao

Fuck... Ryan Davis...

Why'd you have to go? :(

There's such an air of unreality, but as it clears.. Man. This feels terrible.

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Posted By Perkunas

I am honestly devastated by all of this.

My thoughts and prayers go out to Ryan's family, friends and the whole GB crew.

This has been a tough year for me but Giant Bomb and Ryan gave me joy and helped me get through it. This is a loss for not only for his friends and family but everyone who enjoyed Video Game journalism.

Rest In Peace

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Edited By Vexxan

Fucking fuck fuck fuck :(

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Posted By Nymbel

im in shock, this cant be real :S

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Posted By dangerousrockface

Been on here since day one, never signed up or comment until now.

RIP Ryan.

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Edited By SoftButtCheeks

Nooooo! Not my big, lovable, teddy bear! The 40oz will be spilled in your name, to honor a true G. RIP Ryan Davis =[

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Posted By JasonMrazMtaz

RIP Ryan
:(

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Posted By Vikkiman

what the actual fuck...

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Posted By zeo12

Goodbye mr Ryan Davis, no one will ever fit in those kuribo shoes you left...

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Posted By Largo6661

A crushing loss for giantbomb and everyone who knew him.

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Edited By thatdutchguy

R.I.P. Ryan Davis, you always made me laugh and i enjoyed everything you were a part of.

My thoughts are with Ryan's family and colleagues.

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Edited By sp0oky

This breaks my heart. You will be missed my friend.

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Edited By Ett

My condolences to every single one of you.

Ryan and the crew made going through a rough part of my life a lot easier. With everything they did on and around the site.

For that I will always be thankful and remember Ryan.

So thank you Ryan Davis.

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Posted By frankiebeanz

holy crap this is horrible I been watching this man since I was a kid wow I almost want to cry.

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Posted By exanubisleader

God that is Terrible. A truly tragic loss. Ryan was always so entertaining and awesome. I've a listened to the bombcast for so many years and can't believe this. RIP Ryan. He just got married!!! Life can be so unfair.

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Posted By Krataur

Tuesday's will never be the same again.

:( RIP, Ryan.