Ryan Davis, co-founder and senior editor of Giant Bomb passed away last week, a few days after getting married. This was announced yesterday by his colleagues at Giant Bomb. Soon after posting a heartbreaking message on the site, fans, friends and colleagues shared some personal stories in the comments.
I didn’t know Ryan Davis personally, but as a listener to the GiantBombcast, I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t attached to him and his work. I’ve been following Ryan Davis ever since he was working at GameSpot. I remember that he reviewed many anime titles. I enjoyed reading each one of those reviews, even when I often disagreed with him. I often find myself going back to some random reviews, just to remember why I’m working on this blog.
I owe this blog to a handful of people who inspired me. And Ryan Davis was definitely one of those people.
Here are some threads, tributes and articles:
Kotaku: “Ryan Davis, RIP”
Giant Bomb Thread: “In Memorium: Your Favorite Ryan Davis Moments”
Tribute Site: “Thanks Ryan”
Polygon: “Remembering Ryan Davis”
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