Ryan Davis was my friend

I never met Ryan in person. I never sat with him in the car on his way home from a long day at Giant Bomb. He never confided in me any personal facts. I wasn't invited to his wedding.

Despite all this, I consider Ryan Davis to be a good friend. Someone just asked me why I was tearing up, and I simply replied, "a good friend of mine just passed away" without hesitation. I may not have ever "met" Ryan, but you can't listen to a man's voice, his laugh, his yells for more then a decade and not somehow be attached to him. I'm pretty sure the vast majority of this community feels the same way. The world is a little less funny, and a whole lot less bright on this day. Rest in peace my friend. My thoughts are with you, always.

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I feel exactly the same way. I found out in the middle of a class and couldn't focus for the rest of it. Ughhh this is so sad!

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I feel exactly the same way. I found out in the middle of a class and couldn't focus for the rest of it. Ughhh this is so sad!

My friend texted me and I couldn't believe it. He actually texted me the name Rayan (auto correct messing up) and I got who he was talking about, but I couldn't bring myself to believe it so I texted him back asking who, then dreading the response.

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We were all his friends. RIP Ryan

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I saw the front page and the words, and it's all that I needed to figure out what happened. He''ll be missed. =-(

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I actually teared up too. For someone I don't know personally that says alot about his character and how he presented himself on this website. I really wanted to meet him and the crew one day, just didn't have the time to make it to Pax or other events. Wish I did.

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You've summed it up perfectly