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Ryan Davis, 1979-2013

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posted on Jul, 8 2013 @ 03:39 PM
Just a quick post for those of you that follow not just the gaming world, but the world of games journalism.

Giant Bomb have just announced that their Editor in Chief, co-founder and pretty much the best loved games writer out there has passed away on 3rd June, aged 34. He had just gotten married the week before. No details have been released at this time.

I've followed Ryan, Jeff and the Giant Bomb gang since they were still at Gamespot, through Jeff's GS dismissal and through the Arrow Pointing Down days. Ryan and Jeff's special recipe of dumb made Giant Bomb not just the best gaming website, but one of the best of any website, bar none, and the weekly Bombcast podcast was absolutely never to be missed.

I personally am saddened as Ryan has been a part of my gaming life for well over a decade, and I'll miss hearing his child-like wonder and infections laugh every week. And no-one, no-one, says "godammit" quite like Ryan did.

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.

Giant Bomb post here

The gaming world just got a little less colourful.

posted on Jul, 8 2013 @ 04:39 PM
do they know how he passed away?

posted on Jul, 8 2013 @ 04:53 PM
No details about how he passed have been released yet.

This is tragic, not just because he was only 34, but also because he was only married 5 days.
Yes, he got married on June 29.

I don't think we can even imagine what his widow and family and close friends are going through. I checked his wife's twitter feed (EnemyNanner). It's probably best not to publish the twitter comments, not just bcoz some would break our T&Cs, but out of respect to her. You can all understand her emotions are utterly raw right now. But she is getting support from people, obviously some of them know her or her late husband very well.

RIP Ryan Davis. I know you'll be hugely missed by many people. The 4,000-plus comments that have already been posted to the condolences thread at giantbomb alone attest to that.

posted on Jul, 8 2013 @ 07:41 PM
Rip Ryan Davis... I send my prayers to his family and many friends.

posted on Jul, 10 2013 @ 03:39 PM
reply to post by dogsounds

That's depressing. It always makes me sad to hear of people dying so young. I feel very sorry for his widow.

posted on Jul, 10 2013 @ 03:43 PM
reply to post by LadyofGlass

That's what kills me. In his 30s. It's sad

posted on Jul, 10 2013 @ 04:36 PM
reply to post by JustMike

Any word yet as to how he passed?

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