Local media favorite Bob Ryan received the worst news a parent can get on Monday: his son was dead, an apparent suicide. Since then, more recent reports indicate that Keith Ryan’s death may not have been self-inflicted. Whatever the case, we at Surviving Grady echo the sentiments expressed by The Globe:

Steven Ainsley, the Globe’s publisher, said in a statement today that “I know that we join everyone who knows Bob in expressing our deepest sorrow at his loss. The thoughts and prayers of all Globe employees, past and present, are with him and his family.”