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Sandman
05-16-2010, 01:35 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v444/djsandman/ronniediophoto.jpg

July 10, 1942 - May 16 2010

Whether you know him from Dio, Black Sabbath or recently Heaven and Hell he was an amazing singer. IMO, Black Sabbath's best vocalist. I'm cranking up Mob Rules right now. R.I.P.

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."

Squidbot
05-16-2010, 01:44 PM
No fucking way. I was going to see Heaven and Hell supporting Maiden.

R.I.P. man.

cp#
05-16-2010, 01:44 PM
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LongStepMantis
05-16-2010, 01:50 PM
Was he sick? Or was this a sudden thing?

Either way, that sucks. It seems more eerie given the fact that I had to explain who he was to someone far too young to know him or his work, just days ago.

Squidbot
05-16-2010, 01:55 PM
He's been sick a long time. Cancer.

Fuck, this really rounds off a shitty week.

Wasson_
05-16-2010, 02:05 PM
Fuck...
omg, I had just discovered the band "Rainbow" a few weeks ago. One of the many bands he was the front man for.

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He was awesome.

RandoM51
05-16-2010, 02:11 PM
You guys realize this is a hoax, right?

He is in the hospital, not dead.

Chimpbot
05-16-2010, 02:15 PM
Well...damn. Dio did so much for the metal genre...hell, he even "invented" the Horns. 68 seems a little too young, but he accomplished a lot over his lifetime.

It's a damn shame.

Adam Blue
05-16-2010, 02:17 PM
You guys realize this is a hoax, right?

He is in the hospital, not dead.

Any confirmation on this? I can't find any.

Sandman
05-16-2010, 02:17 PM
You guys realize this is a hoax, right?

He is in the hospital, not dead.

It was a hoax earlier this morning/last night. It's real now though. At least I believe so.

Dorkandproudofit
05-16-2010, 02:52 PM
Keep rockin' up in heaven, RJD. We'll miss you.

RandoM51
05-16-2010, 03:04 PM
I can find stories that go either way. Perhaps it is just a matter of somebody jumping the gun and/or his wife wanting to keep the news from getting out for a bit.

I saw him awhile back touring with Anthrax and Fireball Ministry.

Whunpo
05-16-2010, 03:09 PM
Yeah, last night /mu/ was talking about it. I heard both ways as well, but I concluded it was a hoax from what they said. However, I could still be wrong.

torian
05-16-2010, 03:09 PM
It's not a hoax, there's a message on his website from his wife saying he died.

Smoof
05-16-2010, 03:15 PM
Too bad if it's the case.

Ultima Thulian
05-16-2010, 03:58 PM
It's the case.

http://www.philly.com/philly/entertainment/20100516_ap_metallegendronniejamesdiodeadat67.html

http://www.ronniejamesdio.com/

Cancer gets another one. Sucks, as Dio was the voice of metal.

Scaryfaced
05-16-2010, 04:07 PM
Dio jumped from the tiger much, much too early.

This is going to rock the metal world. Its hard to imagine the genre without that wild hobbit representing it. Dio had a nack for making sense of the Metal world to outsiders and was a wonderful example of the kind of good natured, bright people that are so poorly represented to those on the outside looking in. RIP Ronnie James Dio, you will be missed.

carnage11
05-16-2010, 04:15 PM
Just heard from a friend on Facebook. It's sad.

Ride that Rainbow in the Dark my friend.

I really like this cover by Killswitch Engage
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Widgetcraft
05-16-2010, 04:17 PM
Well, if nothing else, he lived quite the life and left a timeless legacy behind. He will be missed.

Nerdious
05-16-2010, 04:26 PM
I liked this story more when it was a hoax. :(

RIP Dio

Dostoyevsky
05-16-2010, 07:26 PM
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Seriously sucks.

Hawkzombie
05-16-2010, 11:41 PM
This truly is a Black Sabbath... Always sad when a legend dies.

Scull
05-16-2010, 11:49 PM
I've been wandering around singing Holy Diver all day :(

CES
05-17-2010, 12:30 AM
This was the last thing I wanted to see when I woke up. Fucking cancer.