Tuesday, July 03, 2012
A death in the iReport family

We were very sorry to learn that iReporter and YouTube blogger Ryan Basilio, aka Thetalesend, died on May 19, after a battle with lung cancer.

Basilio, a 2011 iReport Awards nominee, was about as great an iReporter as you could ask for in his video commentaries. He was brutally honest, had lots of stories and thoughts to share, and loved participating in the iReport Interview series as well.

During the 2008 election, we knew we could count on him to say something interesting about the latest twists and turns of the election, always delivered with a positive attitude.

Basilio was a great member of the community, and I'm just sad the iReport team didn't get the chance to meet him.

He was also much beloved on other social networks and one only need to look at the large number of tributes to him to see how much he meant to the greater online world.

Basilio was nominated for an iReport award for personal story in 2011. Here is the video he posted about his experience with bullying, a great example of his style of video commentary.

We'll miss you, Ryan.

23 Comments
July 3, 2012
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Condolences!!! Very sad...

July 3, 2012
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Sad news.  Rest in Peace Ryan.

July 3, 2012
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Aiyo! I remember seeing his familiar face on iReport.  Very sad news.  May God Bless him.

July 3, 2012
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wow I remember him. May he rest in peace.

July 3, 2012
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Such a wonderful type of reporter we all loved and will miss his reports. My condolences to his family and friends.

July 3, 2012
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I'm saddened by this news. My condolences to his family and friends.

July 4, 2012
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Rest in peace, your battle is now over.

July 4, 2012
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oh my he is in heaven Now RIP a great human being I am touched deeply

July 4, 2012
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So sorry to hear that. He was an intelligent i-Reporter. He was brave enough to discuss his gender orientation. My sincere condolences to Ryan Basilio's family. CNN i-Report lost a great i-Reporter. We will miss him. The LORD GOD blesses his soul. CNN i-Report should pay tribute to him.

July 4, 2012

God bless Ryan. Wow, he did not appear to be that old. Ireporter heaven, no more pain now Ryan!

July 4, 2012
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Sometimes words are nog enough and is life unfair, Rest In Peace Ryan.

July 4, 2012
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R.I.P Ryan :(

July 5, 2012
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R.I.P Ryan.

July 5, 2012
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R.I.P Ryan.

July 6, 2012
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R.I.P

July 6, 2012
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Cancer sucks. His contributions to iReports will be missed.

July 8, 2012
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Rest in Peace Ryan :(

July 10, 2012
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Very sad. My thoughts go with his family.

July 10, 2012
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i Pray  for the peace of the soul and my deep condolence

to his Family.

 

July 10, 2012
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we all love ya,rest in peace.

July 11, 2012
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Be free, no more pain Ryan <3

 

July 12, 2012
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He obviously made quite a difference. How wonderful to honor him like this.

July 24, 2012
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deep Condalence and rest in peace from www.tokobungacantik.com

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