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Old May 16, 2010, 04:48 PM   #1
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Vale Ronnie James Dio (1943 - 2010)

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Heavy rock singer Ronnie James Dio dies at 67
Dio had been suffering from stomach cancer

American heavy rock singer Ronnie James Dio, who replaced Ozzy Osbourne in Black Sabbath, has died at the age of 67, his wife has said.

Before joining Black Sabbath he sang in Rainbow - formed when Ritchie Blackmore left Deep Purple - and later in Heaven & Hell and Dio.

Dio's wife Wendy said on her husband's website: "Please know he loved you all and his music will live on forever."
Thank you, Ronnie.

/me raises devil horns high

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Old May 16, 2010, 05:04 PM   #2
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Funny, I heard that he's NOT dead.

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Old May 16, 2010, 05:13 PM   #3
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AP is quoting his wife and manager in their obit.


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Old May 16, 2010, 05:13 PM   #4
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I hope he isn't. I had only seen the ticker running across the BBC.. however now that I read the line you posted.. Screw Mick Mars and Tom Morello.. If Chris Jericho says he isn't dead, then he isn't dead.

The devil horns still stay up, though.

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Old May 16, 2010, 05:28 PM   #5
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Ahh, crap. It's true. He's a goner. RIP

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Old May 16, 2010, 05:54 PM   #6
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Old May 16, 2010, 06:07 PM   #7
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Was just reading about this!!!!! RIP Mr. Dio....

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Old May 16, 2010, 06:39 PM   #8
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I got to see him open for Iron Maiden a few years ago. He was awesome.

Every interview I've ever seen with him, he was a nice, polite and thoughtful person.

For a little guy, he was one of the biggest people in metal.

A big loss.
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Old May 16, 2010, 08:05 PM   #9
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This is a big loss
RIP ronnie
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Old May 16, 2010, 09:09 PM   #10
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Wow just wow.
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Old May 16, 2010, 11:49 PM   #11
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RIP.

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Old May 17, 2010, 06:16 AM   #12
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sad day \m/ \m/

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still to this day one of my favourite albums:

http://open.spotify.com/album/7sQDbA0qW3ZDKPxpwmHRA4

i heard it just at the right time...

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I saw him with Rainbow, Sabbath and Dio. Great voice and came across as a decent guy. RIP.
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Old May 17, 2010, 01:01 PM   #14
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"Holy Diver" is still one of the great nonsensical metal songs of all time. I've heard it a hundred times and I'm still not sure what it's about, but all the vocals just sound great.

Also, Rainbow's biggest hit, "Man On A Silver Mountain" is awesome. What a great guitar riff.
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Old May 17, 2010, 01:05 PM   #15
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One of the best voices in metal. RIP Dio, we'll be rockin to you for a long time yet.

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The grand father is gone all we have left is the God father, the metal God, and Just God I propose we recarve MT rushmore with the likenesses of Ozzy Halford Lemmy and Dio in their honor
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Old May 17, 2010, 10:39 PM   #17
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I saw him with Rainbow, Sabbath and Dio. Great voice and came across as a decent guy. RIP.
Got to see him with Sabbath as well on the Heaven and Hell and the Mob Rules tours back in the 80s and once with his own band sometime later in the 80s. Never saw him since and didn't go to the Heaven and Hell tour a few years ago, wish I would have now.

I think Sabbath were at their best when Dio was the man. They truly made my life as a teen much easier having their music to occupy my time with back then.

I actually cried last night at the news. I haven't done that over a band member dying ever. I'll miss him.
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Old May 24, 2010, 06:42 AM   #18
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I thought it was fake until I heard Ozzy Osbourne complementing him and saying what a loss it was.

He seemed in such good health... I'm very sad by it but I hope he is a peace. I love his music and have been trying to listen to it more. Everyone at school thinks I'm weird for liking that music (most kids my age are into Disney music) but I always tell them to shove it up the nose with a garden hose. I was really looking forward to Magica II & III. My dad was too.

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Some of my fondest memories of my teen years were drinking beer and listening to Dio in my buddy's '68 Mustang. Sadly now both of them are gone.

RIP Dio. Your many, many fans thank you for everything you gave us.
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