Vine star Ryan McHenry succumbs to public battle with cancer, is honored by muse Ryan Gosling.

Vine star Ryan McHenry succumbs to public battle with cancer, is honored by muse Ryan Gosling.
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Ryan McHenry, 27, a Scottish Vine user whose quirky series "Ryan Gosling Won't Eat His Cereal" rose to fame, passed away due to bone cancer yesterday.

When history looks back at Vine, Ryan McHenry will likely be remembered as one of the artform's few true pioneers and masters. "Ryan Gosling Won't Eat His Cereal" was one of those Internet artifacts that seemed so in line with the online psyche that even the first time you saw it you felt like there was no way the Web could be complete without it. He made them up until just a few days ago:

His passing was mourned by many in the Vine community, as well as at home in Scotland and around the Internet. McHenry had been declared cancer-free last July, but the disease returned.

One man in particular lent his voice, or rather his characteristically expressionless (yet so deep) silence to the mourning chorus, by finally doing what he had so long refused:

It's a shame to lose such a bright talent so young, but his work will be looped on in seven-second increments of forever.

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