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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 Bandit

No words can properly describe this... RIP Ryan.

We're here for you giant bomb

Posted by rargy

I feel sick..

Posted by OmegaPirate

Dude, no, seriously?

Sympathies to all y'all at work and his family :'(


Posted by lolmont

I met him a few times at PAX, as far as gaming journalist come. He was the nicest one I've ever talked too at these conventions RIP Ryan.

Posted by sk0ney

wow.. this is horrible.

maybe this isnt the right time/place for this.. but are we donating? for anna? for gb? id really love to show my appreciation for all the laughs ryan gave me :/

Posted by StoneGut

This is unbelievably tragic. In total shock. Deepest condolences to all the Giant Bomb crew and to Ryan's Wife and family. Rest in Peace Sir.

Posted by Jonin

What the hell? I cannot believe it :( Sad, Sad news.

Posted by mlarrabee

I've always handled death very stoically.

I'm not handling this stoically.

Ryan Davis, your joy was infectious. You made me laugh more than anyone I know in person. I can't count the times you made my day so much brighter. I don't really have the words to express how much you impacted my life.

My very deepest sympathy to his friends and family, specifically Anna.

Posted by fox01313

At a loss for words & this shouldn't have happened especially right after getting married. My deepest condolences to all his family and friends. Not just a loss to giant bomb but a loss to game journalism.

Edited by SharkMan


Posted by pingolobo

I don't know what to type or if I should type but I hope all the bomb crew can gather strength from each other and from all the positive memories Ryan left. God bless all of you.

Posted by ZagZagovich

Man, this is terrible. Condolences to friends and family. Can't say anything.

Posted by Antarok

Wow, RIP Ryan. You were one of the funniest most likeable guys I never had a chance to meet. Truly the entire gaming community has lost one its best.

Posted by Ashuku

Not like this :(

Posted by WaterLord0

Nothing will ever be the same.... RIP Ryan Davis.

Posted by fishmicmuffin


Edited by Isomac

My condolences to his family and friends.

Posted by JamesBoyce

What a terrible shock. Huge condolences to all that knew and loved him. I can't... I can't comprehend this.

Posted by Rise2Ragnarok

RIP Ryan, you were one of the greats, always made me smile

Posted by seastark

Oh... wow... He died too soon. Terrible loss to the world. I hope the best for his family and wife.

Posted by Cramjomlin

I am legitimately upset by this news. How incredibly awful.

Posted by kylekrane

There is no way I am going to recover from this news today. I was looking forward to hearing about his wedding this week on the podcast.

Please let the GB community if there is anyway we can contribute to a fund for his wife or funeral expenses or any sort of charity that was close to Ryan's heart.

Edited by Lava

RIP Ryan Davis. You provided me endless joy in the hours I needed it most. You will be sorely missed.

Posted by Baal_Sagoth

Oh please no! Not now. I can't even believe this at the moment. Ryan Davis is irreplaceable and I can't even measure the amount of entertainment and pure joy that man has given me over all those years. No words.

Posted by originalgamer

This has to be a joke right?!....RIGHT?!

Posted by coaxmetal

Holy shit. Condolences to everyone, that's terrible. It's like a punch in the gut and I don't even know him personally.

Edited by Icicle7x3

"This is the worst."

Goodbye Ryan, you will be missed.

Rest in peace good buddy.

Edited by Aristotled

Goddamn it I hate mondays

Pouring it all out for Ryan, far too soon

I feel so bad for Anna

Posted by aCTito

My god man. So distraught over this.

Weve lost not only a unique voice in this games journalism thing, but a damn good human being too.

Truly, heartbreakingly sad.

Posted by metalemily

Man I never even met the guy yet I'm shedding a tear.

Posted by ngen87

RIP Ryan Davis. It will never be Tuesday in the way I know it again.


Wow.... Well that ruined my day.. :/

Can't really believe it yet. My condolences goes to GB and Ryan's family (especially his wife).

Rest in peace, Ryan.. You will be missed!

Posted by Rockaholica

There are no words for what i am sure all of his loved ones are going through. My most heartfelt condolences to his friends and family.

Posted by RuN

Jesus christ................. thats way too soon. My heart bleeds ... I've never cried for someone I did not know personaly. I will miss you Ryan. I know for sure I am not alone.

Posted by Sharingan

I can't believe it. I will miss him so much.

Posted by nobu

I am incredibly shocked and saddened....

Godspeed friend....

Edited by godzilla_sushi

Painfully shocking, Rest in Peace...


Posted by jerka707

So sad, I started crying

Posted by Sjosz

This just knocked the wind out of me.

I've never met Ryan, or any of the Giantbomb crew for that matter, but I've been listening to the bombcast and following all the crazy stuff they've been putting out on the web and I'm honestly close to tears after reading this news.

My condolences to Ryan's family, his newly wed wife, and everyone at GiantBomb. I'm going to miss you, Ryan.

Edited by Islaja

Fuck everything. I miss you Ryan.

Edited by BrianP

This is absolutely terrible and sad. My heart goes all to all who knew him, especially Jeff. He will never be forgotten.

Edited by OldManLight

man, i was hoping when ryan went dark on twitter, it was because his phone fell into a pool or something. This is tragic news. Condolences to his wife, family, friends, and co-workers.

Edited by Firepaw

I'm tearing up here, I just- just have something in my eye - I just...

I never met the dude but I felt like I kinda knew him, and it hurts to hear. He seemed like one of the most awesome people ever.

My condolences to everyone who knew him, especially his wife, his friends and his colleagues.

Edited by dapoktan

RIP. I need to go take a walk..

Edited by bombedyermom

I've never wept for a complete stranger before. Just goes to show how much a profound impact the man had on this community.

This fucking sucks, you guys. We need to find a way for the community to help out Anna and the GB crew.

Edited by Sanity

RIP Ryan, this freaking sucks.

Never met him in person but there was always something so likeable and charming about him. Watching and listening to him was a highlight of my week, you will be remembered by many duder. Sorry for your loss all who knew him personally.

Edited by sh3vlin

A huge loss. As members we may not know the Giant Bomb guys personally, but I feel truly gutted at this tragic news. My thoughts are with Ryan's family and friends. Thank you Ryan for the good times you provided us all.

Edited by FlipperDesert

Fuck. Just... Fuck.

Edited by slimepuppy

Absolutely devastated. My deepest condolences.

Edited by NiklasP

Not to equate what I'm feeling with what Ryan's friends, family and collegues must be feeling but I almost feel like one of my own friends has died.

He had such a huge presence and was such a fun guy, thinking back on it a large chunk of my free time he last few years has involved his voice in my ears somehow. He will be hugely, hugely missed. My condolences to everyone who knew him personally because I can't imagine any one of those who did could not have been his friend.