Video game journalist and podcaster Ryan Davis, known for his devout fan following in the tight-knit community, died last week at the age of 34. Giant Bomb, the news gaming site he co-founded, confirmed Davis’ death.
Davis had a visible online presence through the popular podcast “the Giant Bombcast” he hosted every week to discuss industry news and review games.
A former editor at GameSpot, he co-founded Giant Bomb in 2008. Three years later, Time magazine named it one of the top 50 websites of the year.
The cause of Ryan Davis’ death was not immediately given by Giant Bomb.
Matthew Rorie, product manager at Giant Bomb, said in a message:
“In the face of this awfulness, many of us will remember him as we last saw him: outrageously, uproariously happy, looking forward to his next adventure with the biggest grin his face could hold.”
Minutes after the news was published, video game industry analysts, game enthusiasts, journalists and games publishers like Ubisoft and Amazon Video Games took to Twitter in sadness.
He had gotten married less than a week earlier, too. RIP.