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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 Ooame

This isn't real. It cant be what the fuck.

Edited by bloodsoul5

this can't be real...

Edited by bloodsoul5

this can't be real...

Edited by sirchode

I can't even comprehend this right now.

Edited by poisonmonkey

oh my god, my thoughts are with all his family, friends and colleagues, like so many people i am in shock.

Edited by Glottery

I would love this to be a joke, even though it'd be one of the most untasteful ones I've seen...jesus christ, this feels so unreal, true or not.

Posted by AlisterCat

I really don't know what to say... nothing I can say will be enough. I'll miss seeing or hearing him every day.

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Edited by SpheriQ

Speechless...

Edited by Trojan

Oh no, this is terrible! A huge loss for GB, and the gaming community in general. I'm so sorry for you guys and especially his new wife. As a fellow 1979'er, I'm in shock that somebody so young could be lost to us so early. My best wishes are with you guys and his family. R.I.P. Ryan, you will be missed.

Posted by Branwulf

I can't believe it, this is just terrible.

Posted by Nephrahim

Wow. I thought this had to be a joke, but there's no way you guys would joke about it, as the reaction swells.

I'm sorry for your loss, and the loss to his family. I mean, he was JUST married... that's so tragic.

Edited by whyman

RIP Ryan Davis. You made me like games and gaming even more. You went to soon, you will be missed.

Posted by Areian

RIP Ryan. You will be missed :(

Posted by EveretteScott

Holy shit. I'm sad now.

Posted by Bentoch

I cannot believe this, RIP Ryan the amount of joy you brought into my life and I'm sure the lives of others is immeasurable

Posted by adamgaudry

So sad to read about this, I feel so shocked and upset. Ryan was a special man who made a big contribution to the website and whose work provided me with hours of brilliant entertainment.

My deepest condolences to all his family and friends. What terrible news.

Rest in peace Ryan. You are greatly missed.

Posted by Knigge

:( What the shit, man.

Posted by KiddoMac

my heart and thoughts go out to all his loved ones, friends and family. i don't know what to say… what a lonely day.

Posted by Stefan

words fail me...oh my god

Posted by foxhounder01

I am fucking shocked...This is so fucking sad. He will be truly missed. RIP Ryan. My thoughts go out to his family and friends. I can't believe this has happened...

Edited by auronvi

I shared my first name with him and been listening to the Bombcast for the last year and I will miss him dearly. I hope his family knows that he was loved all across the internet. Rest in Peace Ryan Davis.

Posted by skippyscissors

Speechless. I can't put anything into words.

Posted by wrecks

I am so very sorry for all his family and friends. What a terrible, terrible day.

Posted by Khalen

Ok who hacked Rorie's account?!! Please!!??

Damn what a loss :( I wish Ryan's family and friends all the best.

RIP Ryan. You will be missed...

Posted by Mythanics

R.I.P. Ryan, Way way way to soon and my condolences to his wife, family and the entire crew.

Posted by tristenkw5

I'm happy he got to have his wedding first...I hope those days were some of his best.

RIP Ryan. Life just isn't fair sometimes.

Posted by MonkeyKing1969

The the GB Team, we sharing in your sorrow with love, friendship and support. Our heartfelt condolences go out to his wife and whole family.

Posted by ChosenOne

When I clicked the link I was really hope this was some kind of horrible fucking joke in very bad taste.

I mean, damn...

Posted by Arestice

Fuck.

Posted by Sek0n

I am absolutely stunned by this.

RIP Ryan. :(

Edited by B20Sandman

Wow, just wow... I am so completely and utterly shocked at this point. I feel like a member of my family has passed, as I've gotten to know him through the various episodes of the Bombcast and through following this site. My deepest, deepest condolences to Ryan's family and friends and to the Giant Bomb crew. We have all certainly lost a great human being. He will most definitely be sorely missed. R.I.P. and godspeed Ryan.

Posted by Wario64

RIP Ryan Davis. This is so sad to hear.

Posted by zigx

Still think this is a crazy joke. I can't believe it...thoughts going out to Ryan's wife, family and friends...

Posted by Avisole

RIP Ryan

Posted by Kazzahdrane

Fuck.

Longtime listener who was lucky enough to meet Ryan and Vinny at a PR event for a game I was working on a few years ago. Ended up sharing a couple of beers with them and chatting for around an hour as things wound down, and was struck by how genuine they both were.

So sorry for everyone close to Ryan, especially his new wife, his family and Jeff.

Posted by Nadafinga

What a tragedy.

Heart-broken.

....crying.

Edited by armaan8014

this is terrible

Posted by Sergotron

Don't really know what to say other than I am so sorry for the loss from friends and family.

Posted by Mister_V

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

Posted by Aaron_G

I am in utter disbelief. Prayers to his family, friends, colleagues and the entire Giant Bomb community today.

Posted by Milkman

I obviously didn't know Ryan but this seems like a horrible nightmare right now that I can't wake up from. I can't even begin to imagine how the guys at Giant Bomb are feeling right now. I don't even know what to say. I can't fathom listening to another Bombcast without hearing Ryan's voice say "It's Tuesday!" I seriously feel like I just lost a dear friend. RIP.

Posted by Danteveli

Rest in Peace Ryan

Posted by JZ

Oh oh god I'm going to throw up.

This is beyond fucked up. I've being listening and watching ryan for like 10 years.

Posted by gutterboy44

Condolences to Ryan's family and friends and my thoughts are with you and the rest of the Giantbomb family. Absolutely crushing news. So sorry.

Posted by DarthB

Wow. It takes a lot to get any kind of emotional response from me. This shit hurts. Can't fucking believe it. My heart goes out to his family and friends.

Posted by umair56

Holy shit. I don't have words.

All the best to the Giant Bomb crew and Ryan's family and friends.

Posted by icytower38

Followed Ryan ever since he joined GameSpot, I knew one day it would end but never like this. RIP and condolences as usual, but man this seams like I am in such a bad dream.

Posted by PhilipDuck

How... :( This is the worst possible thing that could happen to you guys.. So sad. Condolences to his wife and friends and the entire Giant Bomb crew. R.I.P Ryan Davis.

Posted by The_Laughing_Man

But he was tweeting all day July 3rd....

Posted by peterjames

Only the good die young. I can't believe I'm sitting here crying about an internet personality passing away. I wish Ryan could know how much we all genuinely loved him. My life 3000 miles away will never be the same. I'm sorry, GB. It's a sad day. I'll be celebrating everything Ryan ever did for us today. We were lucky to have him for even the short time we did. He was a gift.