Giant Bombcast Founder and Host Passes Away

RyanDavisJuly 8th, 2013 – it was announced by Matthew Rorie on Giantbomb.com that co-founder of the site and host of the Giant Bombcast, Ryan Davis passed away on July 3rd at the age of 34.

Davis and another former Gamespot Editor Jeff Gerstmann started the website as a blog only in March of 2008 then with the backing of Whiskey Media, went to a full website by July of the same year. The site was voted one of the Top 50 of 2011 by Time Magazine and was acquired by CBS Interactive in 2012.

Along with the blog/website, Davis hosted a weekly podcast that focused on the video game industry and was once described in The New Yorker as “charmingly garrulous”.

In a post on giantbomb.com Rorie had this to say about his friend and colleague:

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.

No mention of funeral service were posted at this time.

 

 

lodhq

Reverse-Flash Matt Letscher On Legion Of Doom Lunch Dates

6MDMFoM03CovASalas

Van Jensen Has Written A Single Panel Spread Over 22 Pages

Loot Crate Received 241 Reports Of Burn Injuries Over Infinity Gauntlet Oven Mitt, Will Send Shirt And Key Chain To Those Who Destroy It

Postal01_Cover

Eden’s Fall Is Coming – Read Postal #1 For Free

supergirlhoechlin

Tyler Hoechlin’s Superman Suit Revealed

Swipe File: Regan From All-Star Superman And Batman #4

Screen Shot 2016-07-28 at 10.17.42 AM

“What Ya’ll Know About Bob Saget?” Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Full House Rap

43 Panels From San Diego Comic-Con 2016 On Video

SuicideSquad1

Suicide Squad Adds One More Character To Its Roster

1537377_xl

Discussing Predator Vs Judge Dredd Vs Aliens with John Layman