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Ryan Davis, 1979 - 2013

Giant Bomb has suffered a profound loss.

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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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oh my god what

Rorie please be making a joke article

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Wait.... what.... fuck

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Edited By XRayCat • 

Whoa... so sad.

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

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Edited By VanNuys • 

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.

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no no no no no no no no no no no

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Edited By vager • 

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Hard to comprehend this.

RIP, Ryan.

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RIP Ryan. We will miss you!

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Edited By Syed117 • 

No.

Is this some kind of sick joke

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This cannot be true...

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Edited By Two • 

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.

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This is impossible to fathom.

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Edited By Shevar • 

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.

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Jesus christ.

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

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

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

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NO. WHAT. NO WHAT THE FUCK? NO WAY

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WHAT?????

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

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Edited By conmulligan • 

Holy shit. Deepest condolences to all the team.

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Edited By Triphos • 

Rest in peace, Ryan.

Condolences to family and friends.

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

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

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Edited By AllanIceman • 

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

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

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Fuuuuuuuuuuuuuu..........

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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.

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I literally cannot believe this. Is this seriously happening?

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

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Edited By JayCee • 

Wait, WHAT? Holy shit.

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

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

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Drebin_893 • 

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.

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Edited By Tennou486 • 

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

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