I am going to be honest: I am not an experienced Giant Bomb fan like all of you guys are. I have only been listening since probably Fall of last year, and didn't start coming to the site until recently. The videos I have seen usually are taped by Ryan, and as a result I had never even had a face to attach to the guy (although seeing him now and hearing that he was the host of On The Spot brings back vague memories of my younger days).
All that said, he was clearly a delight to listen to on the show and to be around, and even though I don't have the story of how he has changed my life, I am going to miss hearing him on the podcast. 34 is just too young. RIP.