Ryan Michael Shea, a man-about-town with a huge heart that he wore on his sleeve, with seemingly endless empathetic energy, who amassed an international following as an entrepreneur, became a beloved LGBTQ+ icon, and was a prolific writer of stories, has died from complications due to Covid-19.
He was 34.
“His life should be celebrated. He was giving and kind and gentle. He was funny and emotional and thoughtful. He was just, Ryan. You knew him.” Megan Schwert, his Sister said in a statement on Facebook. “He told his stories to the world with no fear. And that’s why I’ve been telling you his stories and I will continue to tell his stories for as long as I’m on this earth.”