Ryan Davis, 1979 - 2013

Posted by Rorie (3498 posts) -

Ryan Davis passed away on July 3rd. He was 34.

Obviously we’re all stunned over here. Ryan was a good friend to all of us. It’s odd to remember that, for someone who could be so acerbic at times, and despite knowing him for almost a decade, I honestly don’t recall ever actually being mad at him. He had an unconventional type of kindness that expressed itself more strongly the longer one knew him, and despite his teasing nature, he always managed to make his close friends feel loved when his attention turned towards you.

Many of you know that Ryan was recently married. In the face of this awfulness, many of us will at least always remember him as we last saw him: outrageously, uproariously happy, looking forward to his next adventure with the biggest grin his face could hold.

The consolation we can feel from that is miniscule compared to the hole that Ryan’s absence will leave in our lives. That’s not a hole that is possible to fill; it’s just something that we’ll just have to get used to walking around with, and that will not happen for a long, long time.

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#1 Posted by MoonwalkSA (522 posts) -

oh my god what

Rorie please be making a joke article

#2 Edited by Hadoken101 (1251 posts) -

Wait.... what.... fuck

#3 Edited by XRayCat (4 posts) -

Whoa... so sad.

#4 Posted by BlueJester (48 posts) -

My god. Condolences to everyone. He will be missed.

#5 Edited by VanNuys (8 posts) -

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.

#6 Posted by Arcadem (49 posts) -

no no no no no no no no no no no

#7 Edited by Vager (1675 posts) -


Hard to comprehend this.

RIP, Ryan.

#8 Posted by HHAP (239 posts) -

RIP Ryan. We will miss you!

#9 Posted by DaemonBlack (354 posts) -

This is unreal.

#10 Posted by precog13 (20 posts) -

RIP, Ryan.

#11 Edited by Syed117 (407 posts) -


Is this some kind of sick joke

#12 Posted by LangarN (138 posts) -

This cannot be true...

#13 Posted by MoistJohn (278 posts) -


#14 Edited by Two (62 posts) -

I'm crushed. I cannot fucking believe it. He was only 34, my god. My heart goes out to his family. Giant Bomb will never be the same.

#15 Edited by Regal (442 posts) -

This is impossible to fathom.

#16 Edited by Shevar (152 posts) -

No Wait This is A Spoof right? Please tell me this ain't true

EDIT: So Its true. I have been following Ryan and the rest of the Giant Bomb crew when most of them where over on Gamespot, I was 13 at the time. Now I'm 25 and all I can say is... Thanks.

#17 Posted by MrGtD (483 posts) -

Jesus christ.

#18 Posted by moves (12 posts) -

wow. im shocked. really hope this is some sort of joke post.

#19 Posted by Drebin_893 (3035 posts) -

What? This can't be real.

#20 Posted by Whizbang (110 posts) -

Duder, it's over. RIP

#21 Posted by Barrabas (395 posts) -

Fuck. My prayers and well wishes go out to his family and friends.

#22 Edited by CaptainJudaism (99 posts) -

Wait... wait... wait... what? How?

#23 Posted by Grondoth (309 posts) -

Is this a joke? Please be a joke hastily constructed because of everyone freaking out on twitter.

#24 Posted by Cheesebob (1288 posts) -


#25 Posted by Terjay (864 posts) -


#26 Posted by LiK (1106 posts) -


#27 Posted by Stimpack (989 posts) -

What.... No... You have to be kidding me... I can't even comprehend this.

#28 Posted by BrandonPckrfn (77 posts) -

Holy shit, RIP. Just married...

#29 Edited by conmulligan (1346 posts) -

Holy shit. Deepest condolences to all the team.

#30 Edited by Triphos (98 posts) -

Rest in peace, Ryan.

Condolences to family and friends.

#31 Posted by JStaunton (254 posts) -


#32 Posted by Daneian (1308 posts) -

This is a joke, right? Please be a joke.

#33 Posted by SneakyDuder (33 posts) -

Sad day. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and the Giantbomb and GameSpot crew. Ryan will be missed.

#34 Edited by AllanIceman (1345 posts) -

WHAT?? Are you serious??? What?? No really??

EDIT: I don't believe this. I refuse!! How? I can't...

#35 Posted by buzz_clik (7310 posts) -

Not even close to everything I want to say right here.

#36 Posted by Throat (58 posts) -


#37 Posted by danielmackie_photography (3 posts) -

Condolences to all family and friends. Sad news. XX

#38 Posted by RNiemeijer (140 posts) -

Man what the fuck

#39 Posted by CandleJakk (769 posts) -

Fuckin' shit. 34 is way too fucking young for anyone to go. My thoughts are with Ryan's friends, family and anyone who had their life impacted by him.

RIP Ryan.

#40 Posted by Nudelwudel (14 posts) -

No... I cannot believe this...

#41 Edited by RedRoach (1393 posts) -

I literally cannot believe this. Is this seriously happening?

#42 Posted by mexicola (9 posts) -

what the fuck?

#43 Posted by Borp (193 posts) -

I am crying over here... A lot. I can't even think of anyhting to write, i'm just hoping this isn't real.

#44 Edited by JayCee (673 posts) -

Wait, WHAT? Holy shit.

Terrible news. Thoughts and Prayers to the Nanner and all the GB crew.

#45 Posted by RTSlord (1233 posts) -

Oh God no...be praying for all of you guys

#46 Edited by chikin_n_rofls (154 posts) -

I'm in shock... I can't believe it.

#47 Posted by Drebin_893 (3035 posts) -

Oh my God I guess this is real.

R.I.P Ryan, thank you so much for everything you've given this community, and the joy you've given me personally, over the many years.

#48 Edited by Tennou486 (64 posts) -

Oh my god... This was too soon. Condolences to his wife and the entire Giant Bomb crew.

#49 Posted by WiqidBritt (586 posts) -

the fuck?

#50 Posted by mtfikhan (293 posts) -

OMG. RIP Ryan.

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