2. The film’s producer Peter Del Vecho and directors Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck gave a special shout out in their acceptance speech.
5. Even though it was tough, Ryder didn’t let this get in the way of chasing his dreams of being a successful musician.
“After each dose [of chemotherapy], he would feel completely nauseated and bedridden,” Shelley Buck, Ryder’s mom, told LA Weekly. “But by the second weekend, there was just no stopping Ryder. He would be up again, jamming and doing more shows.”
6. He maintained an incredibly positive attitude, given everything he had been through.
“We have to be willing to stop trying to MAKE things in our life happen, and just LET whatever is supposed to happen take place.”
7. This is him looking dapper behind Cameron Diaz at the 2012 Oscars.
Facebook caption: “Oscars ‘12… I was having a pretty good time needless to say.”
10. Over 1,200 people attended his memorial service, held on Nov. 1, 2013.
According to LA Weekly, Ryder’s mom didn’t expect nearly as many people to show up for the program which was originally planned to run for 90 minutes. The service ended up going on for three and a half hours, and the church had to set up multiple spillover rooms with televisions for guests to watch.
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