Ronnie James Dio passes away
July 10th 1942 - May 16th 2010
Sad news today in the world of rock, as legendary singer Ronnie James Dio passed away this morning, Sunday May 16th, 2010 at 7.45am.
I was stunned and actually just learned while interviewing Gil Moore of Triumph this afternoon who described Ronnie's voice as a 'hurricane!'
He went on to add, 'Ronnie was always cool with us, if we were playing close to where he was at the time, he'd come out and see us play and meet up afterwards. He was a great guy.'
Wendy Dio has posted this sombre message there today:
Message from Wendy Dio
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
To leave condolences, go to Ronnie Facebook page here:
I personally was fortunate to have seen Ronnie live with Black Sabbath, Dio and Heaven and Hell on numerous occasions, both in the UK and the USA and the guy never failed to impress me, such a strong and powerful voice and what a totally cool individual with the fans.
It was always for the fans with Ronnie.
RIP Ronnie James Dio - Gone but the legend will live on!
You'll never be forgotten Ronnie.
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