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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 AggroCraig

May he rest in peace, and all the positive thoughts with his family and friends, as well as everyone at the office.

Taken from everyone far too soon.

Edited by SythonX7

RIP Ryan, you brought some good laughs to folks throughout the years and its never going to be the same without you. My condolences to the rest of the GB crew and Ryan's friends and family.

Edited by King9999

Wait, what the fuck??

Damn it...and he just got married too. What happened? This is really sudden.

RIP Ryan. I've been a fan of yours since GameSpot.

Edited by elcalavera

Oh my God. Rest in peace, Ryan Davis.

Edited by the_unabomber

This is just too sad.

Edited by dungbootle

Oh my god.....

Edited by Uppercaseccc

He was so young and so amazing, I dont know now what to think anymore RIP Mr.davis and know you will always be loved

Edited by Blur_Fan

Absolutely heartbreaking

Edited by TheHappiestPanda

I've never been so affected by the loss of someone I've never met, I've spent literally months of my life listening to Ryan and the rest of the team, so sad.

Edited by Willtron

This is absolutely crushing. :(

Edited by Thrillhouse17

Condolences to everyone at Giant Bomb. For years now it has been a pleasure and a joy listening to you all, since the days at Gamespot, for hours each and every week. Thank you Ryan for that. Never knew you personally, but will miss you.

Edited by justin3d

Wow...unbelievable. Thoughts and prayers definitely go out to Ryan's wife, the family, and the GB guys. A huge loss for all involved.

Edited by BBAlpert

I was wondering what Alex and the Harmonix guys were talking about on Twitter this morning... I certainly wasn't expecting it to be anything like this :-(

Edited by Intro

Way too fucking young, so very tragic. RIP Ryan and my thoughts go out to all his friends, family and loved ones.

Edited by MegaMagick

Oh wow man he just got married. I can't even imagine how his wife feels right now.

R.I.P Ryan Davis things just won't even be the same without you here.

Edited by ArchV1le

Oh my god. My heart goes out to his friends and family. I never even met the guy and I feel like I just got the wind knocked out of me. RIP.

Edited by Nordom

This is heartbreaking. My thoughts are with his family and friends.

Edited by KawaiiInbou

Fuck. Holy shit.

RIP Ryan. You'll be missed.

Edited by Linkster7

My thoughts go out to the GB crew and his family. I can't really even fathom this right now

Edited by iceveiled

NO!!! Please let this be a bad dream! :(

Edited by OmegaAmen

What happened?! He just got married!

I will pray for his wife and family. This is so tragic.

Edited by deject

I'm at a loss for words. R.I.P. Ryan, you will be sorely missed. :(

Edited by electristan

This is incredibly sad, thoughts to all who knew him.

Edited by cb1115

Oh my God. I am so, so sorry. You have my condolences.

Utterly speechless.

Edited by Cashewual

I'm stunned, and at a loss of words... Wow, I just can't believe it.

Edited by WiFiPirate

Holy shit! With Ryan's death, he takes with him the love that so many [spoken and spoken] had for him. Rest in peace, Ryan. We will all most assuredly miss your jovial laugh and taunts. The undisputed king of the Summer Jam, gone far FAR too soon.

Edited by Devise22

It's a joke. This has to be a joke. Right? If this isn't a joke then god damnit......

Edited by jonny_eh

Deepest condolences to Ryan's friends and family :(

Edited by Shimafran

I'm absolutely crushed. Like many others I've followed him since way back in the Game Spot days and I'm at a loss for words here. Thoughts and condolences go out to his friends, family and loved ones for their grievous loss.

Edited by Fredddi43

RIP Ryan Davis. And he just got married, I feel so sorry for his wife and cannot comprehend this loss.

Edited by Mento

This is insane. What a terrible loss.

I'll miss you, Ryan. You were such a prominent and entertaining figure in this industry, wise beyond your years. I don't doubt we'll be seeing hundreds more odes like this from industry vets the 'net over.

Jesus, right after his wedding too. Life can be so brutal.

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Edited by ILikePopCans

fuck

Edited by DrThePunisher

Wow... absolutely gutted to hear this. Thoughts and prayers to everyone at GB. Much love.

Edited by TheCreamFilling

Reaper Don't Care

Edited by Aetheldod

Seriously? Condolesences to all.... I can t believe it, how?

Edited by noizy

Sincere condolences to Ryan's family and friends, GB or otherwise. He will be missed. I mss him already. :'(

Edited by angelfan91

RIP Ryan. You will be missed very much.

Edited by mattsmylie

Absolutely heartbreaking. Condolences to everyone involved.

Edited by iAmJohn

I understand the words I am reading but every part of my brain is rejecting them. I cannot even begin to imagine how everyone else in the GB family is taking this. Stay strong everyone.

Edited by keethor

Thank you Ryan you will be missed. RIP

Edited by Poki3

I am shocked and stunned. My condolences. A lot of people will miss you Ryan, people you never even knew.

Edited by MikeE21286

Awful Awful Awful.

Condolences to his family and the GiantBomb family.

RIP Ryan :(

Edited by tourgen

My condolences to Ryan's family and friends.

I didn't know him personally but he seemed like a great guy. He could certainly put on a hell of a show. He will be missed.

Edited by Red_Army_1999

Rest in peace, I'm devastated by this news my heart goes out to Ryans family and the Giant Bomb family as well. Ryan will be missed by all.

Edited by DallyDoll

Please say this isn't so.

Edited by STiKFAS

Thank you Ryan for everything. I never knew you and now I never will. I do feel like I talked to you every week for years but that was just you talking to us, your fans. You will be missed and my meager words mean nothing and will only serve to allow me to fathom that this is real. Thanks for being the voice in my head the gamer and the big kid in all of us.

Edited by WoodimusPrime

My heart is broken. My prayers for peace and understanding are going out to Ryan's new wife, and the rest of the Giant Bomb family. What a horrible thing to have happened.

Rest In Peace, Ryan.

Matthew 11:28-30

Edited by PacManFevaa

I'm literally crying right now. Rest in peace Ryan. Thank you for all the laughs, the wise words and the good timesI've had from listening to and watching you. When I listen to a Bombcast or watch a Quick Look, I never feel like I'm just absorbing content, I feel like I'm hanging out with friends. And this feels like losing a friend.