For years Ryan and the crew has provided me an outlet to enjoy talk about games. I listen to the Bombcast every day on my way to teach 4th grade and it is great for relieving stress on the ride home. His TANG and WuTang videos have been watched by me at least thrice each. I'm man enough to say I cried at the end of the tribute podcast. He was the exact same age as me and that is a sobering thought.
It might be weird to say he was part of my life, but you don't listen to someone talk for 2 to 3 hours a week without it being something important to you.
I will be thinking of you Ryan and your family as I hang out with my pal Bacardi tonight.