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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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Posted by RedRoach

jeesus christ I've been following him for 7 years almost. im shocked, so sorry to his family and friends, and his new wife.

Posted by Reisz

This is just the worst.

Posted by Link

I can only hope Giantbombs been hacked and this is the worst joke possible. Sadly it seems very real. I am devastated, genuinely speechless. R.I.P Ryan Davis you credit to the gaming world and to everyone.

Posted by JammyJesus

This is horrible. I don't know what to say.

Posted by jonathontoon

Please let us donate to Ryan's family left behind.

Edited by joel221

@milkman said:

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.

Well said. I echo these sentiments exactly. My prayers for the Giant Bomb team and for Ryan's family. :( I find myself weeping quietly as I work today.

Posted by Tonch

This was heartbreaking and shocking to hear, and I send my best to his friends, family, the Giant Bomb crew and community, and the industry in general.

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Edited by ADarkMatter

OMG this can't be real, my heart goes to all his loved ones, thank you so much for everything you've given to us and the laughs and crazy moments you allowed us to witness, you will be missed tremendously and it will never be the same without you.

Rest in peace Ryan Davis.

Posted by TheThirdRLM

This can't be real, right!? WHAT!?

Oh god... my condolences to everyone. This is absolutely horrible!!

Posted by LarsHJ

My condolences to his friends and family. Ryan will be missed.

Posted by emperordahc

Holy crap. Best thoughts to everyone, especially his wife.

Posted by ogto

RIP Ryan Davis... soo fucking sad...

Posted by feargalr

Awful

Posted by sirdesmond

I still can't believe this is true, although it sure seems like it is. This is the most depressing news I've seen in a while and definitely the most effecting "celebrity" death I've experienced. I feel like I got to know Ryan (and the other duders) so well over the last several years, having watched nearly every video and read every article the GB has put out. This feels like missing a longtime friend (that I unfortunately never had the opportunity of meeting).

Posted by Christoffer

This is absolutely horrible. My condolences to his family, friends and co-workers. Support eachother the best you can and stay strong.

I'll miss you, Ryan Davis. I'll miss you a lot.

Edited by PatchMaster

I'm in shock. I feel like one of my personal friends passed away.

Posted by Dixego

God bless your soul, Ryan Davis.

Posted by standardman

I can't even process this.

I quite happily spent hours every week listening to and watching Ryan Davis. He was just a lovely and funny man.

All my love to his family and his Giant Bomb family both. I never even met him and he put a smile on my face so many times a week.

RIP

Posted by BonOrbitz

I think I'm going to be sick. This is such a travesty beyond words. How? Why? I can't believe this.

Posted by FinalDasa

I don't know what to say. Ryan was always a bundle of energy that could pick up my day no matter how good or bad it was going.

I'll finally get around to watching Pee Wee' Big Adventure, I promise.

Edited by gashead101

Truely heartbreaking... Speechless.

Sorry for your loss to everyone here at Giant Bomb, Gamespot and everyone associated with Ryan and in particular to his new wife, I cant even imagine...

RIP Ryan Davis

Posted by The_Interrupter

Rest in Peace, you beautiful person.

Posted by Max_Cherry

He's with God now.

Posted by WarrenMSP

You listen to a guy for years and you get to know him even if you never met him in person. I feel like I've lost a friend. Stay strong everyone. Thoughts and prayers go out to his wife and the whole Giant Bomb family. Ryan was one of a kind.

Posted by belmont

I can't believe i'm actually reading this...i'm still hoping this is all just a dream.

RIP Ryan, we've lost a great man today.

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Posted by Xymox

Brought tears to my eyes. This sucks.

Posted by Capt_Ventris

I was so looking forward to seeing Ryan and Jeff at Pax Aus. To finally get to say thank you for everything.

This is horrible.

Condolences to everyone.

Posted by Residentrevil2

What? Didn't he just get married? What? Holy crap... I feel for his family and friends. I can't believe it. Crap... I loved the guy...

Posted by lightsoda

This just flipped my day upside down, RIP Ryan, you will be missed.

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Posted by Kryptinite

Just...dammit. I can't compute this. This hurts. My thoughts go out to all his friends, family, and fans.

Posted by Sgtpierceface

Terrible, terrible news. We'll always remember you Ryan.

Edited by DiamondDave

My prayers go out to Anna, his family, and the Bomb-Crew. RIP Ryan.

Posted by Oginam

I just don't have the words...

My thoughts are with his friends and family.

Posted by Shivoa

My condolences to his friends and family. It's no exaggeration to say Ryan's output has been brightening my day for over 10 years now. He will be greatly missed by a great many people, most of us who only got to know him in a one directional way via his work.

Posted by AlKusanagi

I'm speechless...

Posted by redrohX

My condolences to Ryan's friends and family. I'm completely stunned by this sad news. Rest in peace.

Edited by sb5k

Ryan I would have loved to meet you. Rest in peace, and thank you for everything you have given to the world of games journalism and thank you for the hours of entertainment you have given to me. My thoughts go out to each and everyone whose lives were touched by Ryan. He will be missed by us all

Posted by cgeare

Profound loss is exactly right. Condolences to Ryan's family, friends, and the folks at Giantbomb. As with most people here, I'm sitting here in a bit of a daze just comprehending this news.

Posted by m1k3

The industry lost a great man. RIP Ryan Davis.

Edited by Haziqonfire

RIP Ryan ... I can't believe it. You will be missed. Thoughts & prayers to GB crew, his family & loved ones.

Posted by Alekss

Is this true?? I cant believe it, this is horrible.

Edited by Keegs

To all of you guys @ Giant Bomb, I'm truly sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers to his family and friends.

Posted by DeathbyYeti

no

Posted by ColdSzlaw

Holy shit. A hell of a loss to the gaming community.

Condolences to everyone at GB, Gamespot, and Ryan's family and wife.

Posted by Dravik

Fuck, just fuck...

My best to his new wife, family and friends.

... RIP Duder.

Posted by StormHarbinger

Stunned and saddened by this. Thanks for all the laughs and fun Ryan- you will be missed, and Giant Bomb will never be the same without you.

My condolences to his wife, and to the entire Giant Bomb crew.

Posted by EvilMonk3y

This has honestly just wrecked me. RIP, my heart goes out to all you guys.

Posted by eviant

I'm at a loss for words, this is incredibly sad. Thanks for everything, Ryan.

Posted by hollitz

I'm going to be crying all week.

I wish I had taken the time to tell Ryan how much joy he brought me. Goddamn this hurts.

Posted by TheKing

Wow, I can't believe this. My thoughts are with his friends and family. He will be profoundly missed.