This is so unreal...of course I never personally knew him, but he seemed like a truly awesome human being. He provided me with many hours of entertainment through this site...so much that I did put forward money to get as much of it as I possibly could. My deep condolences to everyone at giantbomb, all his friends and family...I've never had the experience of anyone close to me dying, though I know that day must eventually come...and if I am so upset by the loss of someone I didn't even truly know, I can't imagine the pain for those who did. Goodbye Ryan. You will be missed.