I don't have anything to say that hasn't already been said, but I figured I would pay my respects here. Although I'm sure I had read their reviews in the past, I hadn't actually followed Ryan or Jeff or any of the guys until shortly after they started Giant Bomb. I believe someone linked the site in a Something Awful thread and I immediately found them way more funny, genuine, and intelligent than any other personalities in the video games industry. I told my friends about the site and GB has became a staple of our conversations for the last few years. It goes without saying that Ryan is the cornerstone of the content that we know and love. I'm sure the GB guys will push forward and this will still be the best gaming site out there, but it will be difficult to adjust at first and it just won't be the same without him.
If there's any small measure of comfort we can take, it's that he went out at what was likely an absolute high point in his life. Just married, on his honeymoon, partying his ass off--I think if you could choose any time to go, that would be one of the best. It doesn't make this any less tragic, but at least we know he got to have those experiences.
My thoughts are with Anna, the GB crew, and all of his family and friends. I can only imagine what a blow this must be. Losing someone close to you never actually feels "real"--I lost my father five years ago and I think it still hasn't sunk in. But in time, the sadness is replaced by the good memories, and you'll just be thankful that you had a chance to know him. Take care, guys.