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R.I.P. – Ronnie James Dio

R.I.P. - Ronnie James DioMusic and genre fans have lost another true great. Ronnie James Dio, singer for Heaven and Hell, Black Sabbath, and of course Dio, has passed away at the all too young age of just sixty-seven due to stomach cancer.

His wife/manager, Wendy Dio, issued the following statement announcing his passing:

Today my heart is broken; Ronnie passed away at 7:45 am, 16th May. Many, many friends and family were able to say their private good-byes before he peacefully passed away. Ronnie knew how much he was loved by all. We so appreciate the love and support that you have all given us. Please give us a few days of privacy to deal with this terrible loss. Please know he loved you all and his music will live on forever.”

We here at Dread Central would like to take this time to wish Dio’s family, friends, and constituents our deepest of sympathies. Thanks for the memories, oh dark one! You will be sorely missed.

Let’s rock out for the man, shall we?

Uncle Creepy

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Steve Barton

You're such an inspiration for the ways that I will never, ever choose to be.

  • DavidFullam

    Farewell Holy Diver.

  • FireRam

    “Rainbow in the Dark”. Oh what a song!!!!! Will remain my favorite DIO song ever.

    R.I.P Ronnie James Dio

    Nice video. I remember there used to be a cable channel that played music videos all day. Forget what it was called though (lol).

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  • Floydian Trip

    Heaven and Hell was great he sounded so good. He’ll be missed.

  • DeTuinman

    RIP Ronnie…
    And bless his family.

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