I knew Ryan personally. He was a beautiful human being, and I will miss him greatly. I'm sorry for your loss, and for all of ours, really. It really feels like there is a little less joy in the world. He was always nice to me, and one of the best damn writers to ever set their minds to video games. He had one of those personalities that seemed to light up the world.
Goodbye Ryan, I wish I could have known you better, but I'm happy to have known you at all.
P.S.: Is there any thing the GiantBomb community can do to help out Anna during this time? Donations, etc? I'd be happy to donate if it would help ease the burden.