Submitted by majiebeast 754d ago | news

Ryan Davis of Giant Bomb has died

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. (Industry, Ryan Davis)

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Undrey  +   754d ago
Wow, :( I don't know him but I am very sad.

I've seen some shows with him on, seemed like a really nice, and he just got married.

Rest in Peace.
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SilentNegotiator  +   754d ago
It's always a tragedy when someone passes away so young. Especially when they were recently married.

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guitarded77  +   754d ago
It's a tragedy all the way around. One of the most respected voices in gaming journalism. I believe most in the industry are just plain full of crap, but Ryan was legit. I am honestly saddened by this news. Thoughts with the family, friends and colleagues.
theBAWSE  +   754d ago
Didn't know him but we shared a common interest.. R.I.P and thoughts are with your family and your new wife.. :(
RememberThe357  +   753d ago
This hurt a lot of people. Giant Bomb has a pretty loyal fan base. I've been a long timer reader/watcher, this is definitely very sad to learn.
Septic  +   754d ago
Ah what Damn. I was just watching an interview starring him this morning with Respawn entertainment.

Such a tragedy and so young. My sincere condolences to his family and friends.

RedHawkX   754d ago | Offensive
Eyeco  +   754d ago
What douche bag's disagreed with you ?

R.I.P Ryan Davis you will be missed.
mediate-this  +   754d ago
just people who get rises out of disagreeing thinking its cool and trolling even when someone dies. R.I.P
Eddie20101  +   754d ago
Didn't Know the man but I am saddened by his death at such a young age and it being soon after being married. Seemed like a good guy, someone I might have liked to have known. RIP

Troll's please stop the disagrees, it is totally disrespectful and not at all funny.
showtimefolks  +   754d ago
nice guy had great shows on giantbomb

sad moment for gaming media and very sad moment for his newly married wife and his family
otherZinc  +   754d ago
This is a loss for the gaming industry!
My best goes out to Giant Bomb & Ryans Family!
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erathaol  +   754d ago
I love the Gaint Bombcast, I listen every week, this really is devastating news. Its going to tear giant bomb apart for awhile, Ryan always seemed like the glue that held them together for the most part.
Walker  +   753d ago
He was so fat, just like jeff gerstmann !
Flavor  +   753d ago
Yeah what is cause of death... this may be a lesson to stay healthy and exercise.
blakstarz  +   753d ago
Weight doesn't always doesn't have to be a leading factor in death. But i would be interested to know what did he die of.
CoolBeansRus  +   753d ago
weight is not the leading factor? What do you think the leading factor is? If you are over 400 pounds you are highly unlikely to make it pass your 40's.
May he rest in peace and may people learn from his mistake. Get out and exercise
Abriael  +   754d ago
RIP mate, you were one of the good ones.
NYC_Gamer  +   754d ago
majiebeast  +   754d ago
I just heard it on a stream i was watching and i was like WTF thats a stupid stream troll making a joke sadly he wasnt.

Condolences to friends and family and the GB crew.

R.I.P Ryan.
Alexious  +   754d ago
HyperBear  +   754d ago
OMG!. He's been apart of my gaming life ever since I can remember at GameSpot. He just got married like a week or two ago. I can't help but feel I lost a family member today...

R.I.P. Ryan, and my condolences go out to his wife, family and the entire GiantBomb crew.
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Kingdom Come  +   754d ago
This is heartbreaking. Giant Bomb is my favourite gaming website, mainly due to it's personality driven approach to journalism. I've been a regular listener of the Giant Bombcast for years, and to hear this news, about someone so kind, full of life and recently married. It's truly shocking.

My thoughts are with his wife and the Giant Bomb Crew. Seriously, I can't believe it. RIP Ryan... RIP.
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Kleptic  +   754d ago
Yeah, i don't even know what to say...

I've been listening to the bombcast since the site went live. Listened to the same group of guys (w/ Rich Gallup) when they were all a part of gamespot. By far my favorite video game related personalities...

This is crazy...
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socks  +   754d ago
Unbelievably sad. The world will miss his personality.
gaffyh  +   754d ago
A LEGEND in the gaming industry, can't believe it.
MegaSackman  +   754d ago
A very sad new. Unbelievable.
reef1017  +   754d ago
Rest in peace
cleft5  +   754d ago
Rest in peace and best of wishes to his family.
DragonKnight  +   754d ago

I didn't know him, but I can see he was well-liked and respected. The industry needs more people like that. Condolences to his widow. How unfortunate. :(
YodaCracker  +   754d ago
I am absolutely stunned... heartbroken... speechless...

I love Giant Bomb. I just subscribed to be a premium member. I have watched this man for years. Just last night I watched a 2 hour episode of Unprofessional Fridays with this man in it. He has brought me so much joy and laughter. This is surreal...

He will be deeply missed.
Steezo  +   754d ago
deathstriker  +   754d ago
I was hoping this was a bad joke :( The Bombcast will now forever be different and they said he just had his wedding in the last week or two... crazy.
JohnApocalypse  +   754d ago
R.I.P mate, loved this guy on the Giant Bombcast
nick309  +   754d ago
It's so weird how a person just vanishes from this world. Weird but real ): R.I.P
tornado_ax_man  +   754d ago
What horrible news! I feel so sad for all those around him. He will be missed.
stuntman_mike  +   754d ago
I'm shocked been watching and listening to ryan on gaming for as long as i can remember.

condolences to his family and friends he will be missed.
LoveSpuds  +   754d ago
Giant Bomb has been a part of my daily routine almost since it was started. I loved everything about the site and about the awesome staff there.

Like all the others at GB, the way Ryan approached gaming journalism was so refreshing and unique that for me there was no other choice. They were and remain the only site I actual pay a subscription too.

I have watched Ryan for years now, enjoying every podcast, TNT and the newer Casual Friday shows and I really feel like I have lost a friend today.

I will really miss you Ryan, you were a one off and there is not a celebrity out there, mainstream or otherwise, who has given me so much entertainment over the years.
LoveSpuds  +   754d ago
A disagree? Really?!
BXbomber  +   754d ago
wow how sad.....how did he die?
the worst  +   754d ago
S.I.P Ryan Davis
SIP = Smile in Peace
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from the beach  +   754d ago
Sorry to hear that..

Wonder what happened to him?
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ps3_pwns  +   754d ago
"As some of you may know, I've been battling heart disease for the past few years. Last year I had a heart attack and was rushed in to have several cardiac artery stents installed."

this is what I found out and many predicted this. I hope people take health more serious, grab a bottle water instead of mountain dew, eat a sub sandwich instead of pizza hut. run or walk a few miles after or before you play some video games etc.

my father also had problems with this. the best thing to do is to not let your weight get out of hand because its hard once you get it all on to get it off without being religious consistant. im talking about the consistany to run everyday and eat right more often then someone who plays an mmo everyday.
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izumo_lee  +   754d ago
Very unfortunate news to start a week. I remember him very much in his days at Gamespot hosting their shows like 'On the Spot'.

I hear he was recently married so condolences to his family in such a difficult time.
mastershredder  +   754d ago
That is sad. Their podcast are always entertaining. I hope they continue to truck on.
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