Giant Bomb co-founder Ryan Davis dies
posted on 07.08.13 at 02:57 PM EDT by (@salromano)
He was the street, and now he is gone.

Ryan Davis, Giant Bomb co-founder and former GameSpot editor, passed away on July 3 at age 34. 

“Obviously we’re all stunned over here,” Giant Bomb’s Matthew Rorie said in a message on Giant Bomb. “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.”

The always-cheerful Davis is best known for hosting the popular Giant Bombcast alongside Giant Bomb co-founder and friend Jeff Gerstmann, which discusses industry news, recently played and released games, and the like.

Davis was recently married—last Saturday, June 29.

“In the face of this awfulness,” Rorie continued, “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.”

A cause of death was not shared.

Davis died too young. His life had only just begun.

Our hearts and prayers go out to his family.

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  • McPoo

    Incredibly sad news, RIP :(

  • Zero

    This is awful news…

    My prayers go out to him and his family, etc.

  • DesmaX

    … :(

    I didn’t knew nothing about the guy, but these news really made me sad… Guy was just married…

  • Solomon_Kano

    Wow. Rest in peace.

  • Awnye

    34? That’s crazy young. Condolences to all his friends & family.

  • shogunknight

    Sad news, may his soul rest in peace. Condolence to the family

  • Nicalrant

    Drinking some hard liquor and blasting summerjams today. RIP Duder.

  • DarthBrian

    Terrible news. My condolences to his friends and family. :(

  • Archvile

    Rest in peace buddy… ):

  • Nitraion

    ._. I dunno him..
    but he just married that is very sad to me…
    i just wanna say Rest in peace and may his family can overcome this

  • Calvin Chikelue

    Good God. This news hit me hard as a fan of the site for several years. My heart goes out to his whole family, especially his wife.

  • EvE

    damn that dude was part of my childhood :/

  • bloodiOS

    This makes me sad and a little angry.

    – I’m sad because the community just lost a cheerful, well-loved soul.
    – I’m angry because my grandmother just said to my face that the guy probably died because he’s too obese, and if I don’t want to die like him, I had better go outside and start working out. When the hell did sad news become an excuse for a freaking lecture?

    Rest in peace, Mr. Davis.

  • Finalshoryuken

    RIP Mr. Davis, you will be missed.

  • ryougazell

    Damn it… I wish this was a joke… a terrible bad joke…
    I just can’t swallow this news… its just… so sad… ugh
    May he rest in piece…

  • Panda

    Never really knew him but I heard he was quite popular at giantbomb. Sucks to see him go. Rest in peace.

  • ギャビン

    This really sucks, thanks for posting this guys.

  • Locksus

    This is very sad news. My thoughts go to his recently-wed wife and other family. The sad thing is that he actually tweeted “It’s not like I’m gonna die” the exact same day he died.
    Karma truly is a bitch.

  • Gilgamesh2025

    Rest in peace, Ryan …

  • Lynx

    Just a week after he was married?
    Holy crap. That’s….horrible.

    My condolences.

    • DrForbidden

      I admit I have no idea who the guy was, but you’re right, it’s terrible to die a week after your marriage. The guy should be over the moon with his newfound happiness, enjoying his honeymoon, but instead…

      Ugh. So sad.

  • Hinataharem

    My heart stung reading the title. Of course, not as much as his family and friends. Praying for them.

    Rest in peace, Ryan.

  • Kobracon

    No….aw this is terrible. I love Giant Bomb and Ryan Davis is certainly no small part of that great site. He’s great in videos always so fun and cheerful and just plain funny. I can’t imagine how his friends and family must feel. The Giant Bomb vids just won’t be the same.

    34….thats…just so young. And they won’t disclose his death? That just makes me think of horrible things…..what could have happened to this kind soul?

    R.I.P Ryan Davis. May there be lots of games in the sky. You will be missed….

  • Bob Obb

    I recognize the name… Sad news but I’m guessing it was a heart attack

  • Himiko

    I still can’t process this. It will be hard to visit GiantBomb now.