Dio Passes at 67

Ronnie James Dio, heavy metal pioneer, Black Sabbath front man successor to Ozzy Osbourne and Heaven & Hell band member died of stomach cancer the morning of the 16th May 2010 at age 67.

Dio’s wife, Wendy Dio, posted the following on Dio’s website:

Today my heart is broken, Ronnie passed away at 7:45am 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. — Wendy Dio

Holy Diver by Dio from the 1983 LP Holy Diver

Dio’s Cameo in Jack Blacks Tenacious D Movie, Pick Of Destiny from 2006.

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