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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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Edited by Irishmarkerhead

This is... wait... what... no! :'( Condolences to his wife, family, friends and all the Bomb crew.

Posted by Rayeth

This is the saddest thing I have seen in a long time.

Edited by benjo_t

Unbelievable. Devastating. Thoughts with his family, and with Jeff and the crew.

Posted by Nemuel

I ... what .. My thoughts are with Ryan's friends, family and anyone who had their life impacted by him.

Edited by NapTimeSleeper

I don't even know what to say. My condolences to his family and friends.

Edited by LoveSpuds

This is the saddest thing I have heard in a long long time, I am so shocked right now.

There are not many people around who are universally loved by all, Ryan was one of them though. I will really really miss him so much.

Edited by TheBostonRag

I just can't even...he was only 34 and this just isn't right. I hope his widow and family can get through this and my heart goes out to them and the whole Giant Bomb crew.

Edited by Wraxend

Holy Shit!

RIP Ryan you will be sorely missed.

Edited by AzurePhoenix

And he only just got married as well. Many condolences to his family and colleagues, his presence at Giant Bomb will be sorely missed.

Edited by Cerberus3Dog

The guy just got married... Oh my god.

EDIT: @ryan, thank you so much for the hundreds of hours of laughs you've provided me over the years. You will be missed.

Edited by SerHulse

I...I can't even begin to...fuck.

Edited by ashleychittock

Oh man. What? I've read this thrice and can't believe what I'm reading. RIP.

Edited by avenlaya

He got married, hence the lost of his life? I doubt GB twitter would have been so filled with random crap the last few days it it were true.

Edited by Dante_the_Jedi

I don't even know what to say. Words fail me.

Edited by Roundlay

I'm so sad, not least shocked. My condolences to Ryan's wife, family, the Giant Bomb team...

Edited by bigrob029

Condolences to the Giant Bomb fam. This is an unbelievable loss.

Edited by cutyoface

This can't be real right? FUCK!

Edited by Swick

Omg... I have no words.

Edited by MuttersomeTaxicab


Edited by I_Stay_Puft

Oh god no, I'm literally tearing up at the moment like most of us on this site. Heart felt condolences to his friends and family.

Edited by ajamafalous

Holy shit.

Edited by Rowz

:( I'll miss you Ryan.

Edited by AndrewGPM

so sad. Feels like one of my best friends just past. I shed tears for Ryan and his whole family. Please have a memorial in some way.

Edited by pyruvate

My condolences to his wife and the rest of you who knew him well.

Edited by Fobwashed

Words cannot express how ridiculously tragic this is =(

Edited by rjsikdar

Incredibly sad. Rest in peace, Ryan.

Edited by Jnorman

I don't actually have words. This has made me really sad.

Edited by bkbroiler

I'm guessing this is a wedding joke for Ryan. The way everyone is tweeting this out at the same time is kind of fishy. At least I hope it's a joke!

Edited by Winternet

I... I don't know what ... to.

Man, fuck everything!

Edited by SamitSarkar

Literally speechless. My most sincere condolences to Ryan's family and friends.

Edited by Don

RIP Ryan. I wish his surviving family all the best.

Edited by Asmo917

I cannot begin to express how sorry I am to his family and friends.

Edited by neek


Edited by Tofford

I can't believe this is real. This website really means a lot to me and there is no doubt that Ryan was a huge part of that. Thoughts are with his family and all of the Giant Bomb team.

Edited by kpaadet

Someone please tell me Rorie's account has been hacked. This is so unreal, RIP.

Edited by klinkcow

Wow, I don't know what to say. This is a huge loss for everyone. My thoughts are with his family and friends.

Even though I never met Ryan, he was a huge inspiration for me and a positive influence on my career. This is a truly sad day.

Edited by mike28212

Heartbreaking news. My thoughts and prayers go out to Ryan's family and all of you guys at Giant Bomb.

Edited by GalacticPunt

This is... insane. I deduce from the staff Twitter feeds that they just found out.

Stay strong, everybody...

Edited by Regal

I guess I'm just desperate not to believe it but he passed away on the third? And it's posted five days later? I've read GB members on twitter as if everything was normal for the past week. I don't know what to think. Well obviously it's true if Rorie is posting it. But... man I can't believe this. What a loss.

Edited by Winsord

I can't even begin to process this right now. Just... what? Sincerest condolences to all of his family and friends. As hard as this hit me, I know it's only amplified and exponentially worse for his friends, the crew, his wife, his family...

Stay strong everyone, and RIPRTD.

Edited by waecho

Wow. Been watching Ryan for so many years, this is crazy. Condolences to his family, and everyone who loved him.

Edited by Aether

God dammit. This shit is actually making me tear up. My fucking avatar is gone. I can't even process this right now. Fuck. I can't imagine what you guys and his wife are feeling. RIP to one amazing person.

Edited by Visnes

What the fuck.... OMG!

My heart goes out to his wife, family and friends.. This is unreal..

Edited by PhatSeeJay

Pretty lost for words... Ryan's been a great person to listen to throughout the years. :(

Edited by MrFrank88

I'm at a loss of words, RIP Ryan Davis :(

Edited by jillsandwich

This can't be fucking happening. What in the fuck.

Edited by KickahaOta

This is... this is... this is awful.

Edited by mintyice

holy fuck

Edited by Atom

Holy shit. I can't believe it.

I don't think I can explain to the people at work why I did a double take at my monitor and am suddently all shaken up.

My condolences to his friends and family

Edited by DarkPants

RIP Ryan. Thank you for the years of laughs and amazing content. You will be missed.