I was truly shocked and saddend to read of Ryan's passing yesterday. Strange how the death of someone I never met personally can have such an effect on you. Yesterday I fell asleep thinking of him and the void his death leaves behind in the lives of so many people.
I have been listening to Ryan's voice through my headphones in all possible life situations. He brought me to laugh while lifting weights in the gym (bad timing ;) ), his voice accompanying me while falling asleep more often than not in the last 8 years.
Although I never met him, the podcasts, the interviews and QuickLooks and his witty tweets gave me the impression of Ryan being a truly caring, kind person that his friends could depend on.
My heartfelt condolences go out to his wife and family as well as his extended family, the Giantbomb crew.