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Wendy Dio, wife/manager of legendary heavy metal singer Ronnie James Dio (DIO, HEAVEN & HELL, BLACK SABBATH, RAINBOW), has released the following statement to BLABBERMOUTH.NET:

"Today my heart is broken, Ronnie passed away at 7:45 a.m. [on Sunday] 16th May. Many, many friends and family were able to say their private goodbyes 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."

It was only a month ago that Dio, 67, spoke about his battle with cancer with the Artisan News Service on the "black carpet" of the Revolver Golden Gods Awards, which took place on April 8 at Club Nokia in downtown Los Angeles. When asked about how he had been feeling since he was diagnosed with the disease late last year, Dio said, "Well, I feel good and bad at times. It's a long process. Chemotherapy is a... I never realized what a difficult thing it was to go through. It's a real cumulative effect — the more you have, the more it piles up on top and it takes longer and longer to get over it. I find it very difficult to eat. I don't like to eat anyway, so I guess that's OK. But I know I have to. But this makes it very, very hard. But if you're determined to beat it, then you have to go with what you believe is going to beat it for you, and in this case it's that. I go to a great hospital in Houston called M.D. Anderson, which I think is the best hospital in the world, I have the best doctor in the world, Dr. Ajani, who I really trust and I really believe in, so I think I've done all the right things. It makes me feel positive about my life and positive that there is a lot more of it to live."

Earlier this month, HEAVEN & HELL canceled its summer tour plans in Europe due to Dio's treatment for stomach cancer. The band said in a statement that Dio wasn't "well enough to tour this summer. We hope that everyone understands and want to thank fans and industry colleagues for their continuing support at this time."

Ronnie James Dio had performed with ELF, RAINBOW, BLACK SABBATH, and his own band DIO. Other musical projects included the collective fundraiser "Hear 'n Aid". He is widely hailed as one of the most powerful singers in heavy metal, renowned for his consistently powerful voice and for popularizing the "devil's horns" hand gesture in metal culture. He was most recently involved with HEAVEN & HELL, a project which also included former BLACK SABBATH bandmates Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler and Vinny Appice. Their first and only studio album, "The Devil You Know", was released on April 28, 2009
 

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WHAAAAAAAAATTTTTTTT
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
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at least i got to see him in concert :'(
 

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****, reports were running rampant for the last two days that he died.

I love the story about his mom and the devil horns!
 

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Not familiar with this guy. Never heard of him until today. Didn't have an impact on my life, that I'm aware of.

Sad that he died, regardless. May peace be with him and his family.
 

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Ever heard of Black Sabbath?

Have you heard of the movie Iron Man?
 

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RIP

"Heaven and Hell" was definitely one of the CD's in the soundtrack of my youth. Hard to believe at 67 w/ stomach cancer, the guy was hoping to go on tour this summer...now that's effin metal!
 

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RIP :candlesad:
 

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Ever heard of Black Sabbath?

Have you heard of the movie Iron Man?
I've heard of Black Sabbath and Iron Man, but after I bought the Technical Esctacy album, which seemed like it was departing from the original Sabbath sound, Ozzy left and I lost interest in them and about all things metal after that.

I now realize Dio came along AFTER all that in Sabbath's revolving door days, so that was a bit after my time. Hence me not knowing about him. Still sucks that he died, but he had no real influence on my Sabbath-listening life.

Believe it or not, I HAVE seen him in concert and didn't even realize it. I went with a girl who got tickets to REO Speedwagon's Tuna Tour concert in St. Louis on May 11, 1978 (still have the ticket stub) and now remember REO's opening act was Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow. They played the only Rainbow song I knew, which was "Man on the Silver Mountain". Pretty good performance from what parts of it I remember. ;)
 

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I've heard of Black Sabbath and Iron Man, but after I bought the Technical Esctacy album, which seemed like it was departing from the original Sabbath sound, Ozzy left and I lost interest in them and about all things metal after that.

I now realize Dio came along AFTER all that in Sabbath's revolving door days, so that was a bit after my time. Hence me not knowing about him. Still sucks that he died, but he had no real influence on my Sabbath-listening life.

Believe it or not, I HAVE seen him in concert and didn't even realize it. I went with a girl who got tickets to REO Speedwagon's Tuna Tour concert in St. Louis on May 11, 1978 (still have the ticket stub) and now remember REO's opening act was Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow. They played the only Rainbow song I knew, which was "Man on the Silver Mountain". Pretty good performance from what parts of it I remember. ;)
put down the pipe dude, that ****'ll mess up your mind.................ooops to late. :rolleyes:

J/K'ing
 

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I've heard of Black Sabbath and Iron Man, but after I bought the Technical Esctacy album, which seemed like it was departing from the original Sabbath sound, Ozzy left and I lost interest in them and about all things metal after that.

I now realize Dio came along AFTER all that in Sabbath's revolving door days, so that was a bit after my time. Hence me not knowing about him. Still sucks that he died, but he had no real influence on my Sabbath-listening life.

Believe it or not, I HAVE seen him in concert and didn't even realize it. I went with a girl who got tickets to REO Speedwagon's Tuna Tour concert in St. Louis on May 11, 1978 (still have the ticket stub) and now remember REO's opening act was Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow. They played the only Rainbow song I knew, which was "Man on the Silver Mountain". Pretty good performance from what parts of it I remember. ;)
Dio took over in 79/80 depends who you ask.

Guess who suggested that Dio take over for Ozzy? Sabbaths Manager's daughter. Her name was Sharon and would later become a Mrs. Ozzbourne. She was a fan of Rainbow and DIO before she was bumping uglies with Ozzy.

Kinda funny if you ask me!!!!:lol:
 

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One of my favorite album covers ever. Oh and the music is good too. I still have it on cassette.
 
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