Heavy metal legend Ronnie James Dio dies at 67

Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by bat1, May 16, 2010.

  1. bat1


    I'm sure a few here remember him...

    Ronnie James Dio, the heavy metal legend who replaced Ozzy Osbourne in Black Sabbath and later piloted the bands Heaven & Hell and Dio, has died, according to Wendy Dio, his wife and manager. He was 67.

    Dio announced last fall that he was suffering from stomach cancer. He was being treated at a Houston hospital, according to his website.

    "My heart is broken, Ronnie passed away at 7:45 a.m.," Wendy Dio said in a statement posted Sunday on the site and confirmed by publicist Maureen O'Connor.

    Wendy Dio said that friends and family were able to say their goodbyes to her husband, and asked for privacy.

    We'll have more later at latimes.com/obituaries.
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  3. Very sad day. One of the finest hard rock vocalists ever.

    By all accounts a fine human being too. His work on the Hear N Aid project for African famine relief was incredible.

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    RIP RJD :(
  4. Right on man. I'm glad I had the pleasure of catching him w/ sabbath during their reunion like 10 or 15 years ago. what a drag but Heaven is so lucky to get such a talent.