#1 Edited by mrfluke (5340 posts) -

https://twitter.com/mauleace/status/354358911647752195

As @taswell DAD, I am touched and moved by the outpouring from Ryan's colleagues, friends and fans

https://twitter.com/mauleace/status/354405598487515136

Thank You. I am deeply moved by the response. I knew he was loved and admired, but to see it is stunning.

alright, this had reduced me to nothing now, ryan davis's father has appeared on twitter and is taking note of all the kind things everyone is saying

and this has truly broken me.... he's tweeting out pictures of ryan when he was a kid (as someone who lost their father, this is very very touching to see)

https://twitter.com/mauleace/status/354436910413922305/photo/1

https://twitter.com/mauleace/status/354437293001568256/photo/

https://twitter.com/mauleace/status/354460788444000256

https://twitter.com/mauleace/status/354468947170557953

https://twitter.com/mauleace/status/354469611401539584

https://twitter.com/mauleace/status/354629729367752704

https://twitter.com/mauleace/status/354630905568051200

https://twitter.com/mauleace/status/354696414074384385

https://twitter.com/mauleace/status/354748984318914560

https://twitter.com/mauleace/status/354735021468299267

https://twitter.com/mauleace/status/354724792806559744

no matter how much we argue on here, generally speaking, this community is a very positive community, so lets express condolences to ryan's dad (pictured here https://twitter.com/mauleace/status/354728149797441536

#2 Edited by radekv123 (15 posts) -

Oh man...that last photo is making me so sad it's unbelievable. I don't know what it is about it, and not one of the wedding photos, but thats killing me.

#3 Posted by mrfluke (5340 posts) -

Dont mind me, just throwing in another tweet here for archive purposes (its legitimately my purpose of making these threads) , when you go to edit a post with copy and paste pictures, they get deleted for some reason

https://twitter.com/mauleace/status/354440126782373888

also renaming the original thread title as its more of a mini tribute ryan's father is doing.

#4 Posted by Sackmanjones (4761 posts) -

Ya that last picture is a tearjerker. God damn man, I still cannot believe this is real even though I've known since 11 this morning. It's all so surreal.

Fuck man, I'm gonna miss you.

#5 Posted by Blu3V3nom07 (3778 posts) -

Oh my God, when I first saw these.. I don't even know what to say. They're wonderful photos.

RIP Ryan. I feel for his dad, and his family.

#6 Posted by mrGREEK360 (55 posts) -

I have already done so a few hours back

#7 Posted by mrfluke (5340 posts) -
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#9 Posted by Morningstar (2238 posts) -

Losing your child must be the hardest thing of all. Brakes my heart.

#10 Edited by mrfluke (5340 posts) -

so he kind of posted a NSFW picture of ryan right now as a baby, that im not sure even on this loose day if i would be allowed to post without getting banned, so id encourage you all to check his twitter to see it for yourself if interested.

in the meanwhile here's a safe picture of him and his bro back in the day.

https://twitter.com/mauleace/status/354460788444000256

#11 Posted by Blu3V3nom07 (3778 posts) -

@mrfluke said:

so he kind of posted a NSFW picture of ryan right now as a baby, that im not sure even on this loose day if i would be allowed to post without getting banned, so id encourage you all to check his twitter to see it for yourself if interested.

in the meanwhile here's a safe picture of him and his bro back in the day.

https://twitter.com/mauleace/status/354460788444000256

Haha! That baby picture. Oh, that's genuinely good. Even his dad's tweet.

Ryan @taswell loved to run naked, even as a baby

I didn't even know Ryan had a younger brother, so that's also cool.

#12 Posted by mrfluke (5340 posts) -

@mrfluke said:

so he kind of posted a NSFW picture of ryan right now as a baby, that im not sure even on this loose day if i would be allowed to post without getting banned, so id encourage you all to check his twitter to see it for yourself if interested.

in the meanwhile here's a safe picture of him and his bro back in the day.

https://twitter.com/mauleace/status/354460788444000256

Haha! That baby picture. Oh, that's genuinely good. Even his dad's tweet.

Ryan @taswell loved to run naked, even as a baby

I didn't even know Ryan had a younger brother, so that's also cool.

yea lol, i dont think that would fly with the mods if i put that picture up here or link to it :P

#13 Posted by csl316 (9423 posts) -

Been on here since I got off work, and it started as shocking, then happily thinking about the good times (thanks Harmonix). Then the support on here got me to watch some old videos and it really started to hit.

But phrasing it like this just fucking destroyed me:

@mrfluke said:

@blu3v3nom07: @sackmanjones: @radekv123: yep, to see this of all things, a father grieving for his son by looking at old photos in remembrance is sincerely heartbreaking

#14 Posted by mrfluke (5340 posts) -

@csl316 said:

Been on here since I got off work, and it started as shocking, then happily thinking about the good times (thanks Harmonix). Then the support on here got me to watch some old videos and it really started to hit.

But phrasing it like this just fucking destroyed me:

@mrfluke said:

@blu3v3nom07: @sackmanjones: @radekv123: yep, to see this of all things, a father grieving for his son by looking at old photos in remembrance is sincerely heartbreaking

yep, of the tributes ive linked to to this page, this one was the one that really gutted me.

#15 Edited by amlabella (331 posts) -

These pictures are amazing, and it's really touching to see his dad so taken back by the immense support for his son.

#16 Posted by NegativeCero (3039 posts) -

These tore me the hell up when someone posted them in another thread. God damn it.

#17 Posted by mrfluke (5340 posts) -
#18 Posted by Milkman (17312 posts) -

Welp, now I can officially say I've seen Ryan's dick. I feel like it couldn't have ended any other way. You were always a stone cold motherfucker.

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#19 Posted by JasonR86 (9724 posts) -

It's the saddest thing when parents outlive their children.

#20 Posted by Marokai (3141 posts) -

Ryan's father seems like a really swell guy. I imagine it must be so overwhelming to a parent to realize your child is so well renowned and remembered so fondly by so, so, so many people. I'm going to miss Ryan really fucking badly.

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#21 Posted by ThePickle (4166 posts) -

Yup. Saw Ryan's baby dick. Thank you Richard for showing us these glimpses of Ryan. You had an awesome son and your loss is truly tragic.

#22 Posted by Hector (3378 posts) -

I still cant wrap it around my mind that this happened.

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#23 Posted by FengShuiGod (1492 posts) -

I miss Ryan.

#24 Posted by TheUnsavedHero (1247 posts) -

Reading all these articles and forums that people have made didn't bring me to tears. Seeing these pictures and reading these tweets from his father has truly broken my heart. Even though I don't have a Twitter account, on the off chance that Mr. Richard Davis is reading this. Thank you for sharing your treasured memories with us. Your son was an amazing person that thousands, if not hundreds of thousands, will miss deeply.

#25 Edited by dawnclover (104 posts) -

I don't think my brain has completely processed what has really happened yet... I wish I could have heard his infectious laugh once in real life.

#26 Edited by mrfluke (5340 posts) -

Reading all these articles and forums that people have made didn't bring me to tears. Seeing these pictures and reading these tweets from his father has truly broken my heart. Even though I don't have a Twitter account, on the off chance that Mr. Richard Davis is reading this. Thank you for sharing your treasured memories with us. Your son was an amazing person that thousands, if not hundreds of thousands, will miss deeply.

last statistics that were whispered around was that the traffic on the podcasts was in the hundreds of thousands, so definitely.

also a lot of people on twitter are thanking the GB community, so its a nice chance your voice is being heard by Mr Davis.

#27 Posted by joshthebear (2700 posts) -

Jesus, this is fucking heartbreaking. D:

#28 Posted by TheUnsavedHero (1247 posts) -

@mrfluke: Thanks for the reply. Got a smile off me on this sorrowful day. <:')

#29 Posted by Breadfan (6590 posts) -

And now I am an emotional wreck.

#30 Posted by JouselDelka (966 posts) -

fucking heartbreaking man I'm struggling with these tears

#31 Posted by bemusedchunk (734 posts) -

He would've wanted all of us to see his penis...

#32 Posted by mrfluke (5340 posts) -
#33 Posted by mrfluke (5340 posts) -
#34 Posted by Blu3V3nom07 (3778 posts) -
#36 Posted by mrfluke (5340 posts) -

updated OP with some more pictures ryan's dad put up, he even put up one of him back in the day, really looks like ryan.