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Ronnie James Dio is dead.

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A sad fucking day.

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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    Nooooooooo! Not my Dio!
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    Another one bites the dust.
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    Oh damn..
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    Worst. news. ever. he was supposed to kick cancer's ass ='( 2010 sucks
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    So..Would anyone be willing to make me a Dio set? Having his date of birth and death and so on?
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    Posted by Amen So..Would anyone be willing to make me a Dio set? Having his date of birth and death and so on?
    I'll get on it tomorrow.
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    Shit that sucks. Another rock god gone. RIP.
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    No! The cancer was supposed to die! R.I.P.
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    Posted by Amen So..Would anyone be willing to make me a Dio set? Having his date of birth and death and so on?
    I'll get on it tomorrow.
    Thanks, I made a thread about it Here
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    Posted by Rye ...who? sry, im <30
    What does your age have to do with this? How can't you not know who he is. I my self don't listen to that type of music but yet I still know him. It's like knowing Obama you know.
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    Posted by Sparks? What does your age have to do with this? How can't you not know who he is. I my self don't listen to that type of music but yet I still know him. It's like knowing Obama you know.
    No one should ever accuse me of knowing a lot about popular music (particularly artists) It's a big music world, and you cant know about everyone
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    Posted by Sparks? What does your age have to do with this? How can't you not know who he is. I my self don't listen to that type of music but yet I still know him. It's like knowing Obama you know.
    No one should ever accuse me of knowing a lot about popular music (particularly artists) It's a big music world, and you cant know about everyone
    I don't listen to music, yet I still know him.
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    Posted by Sparks?
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    Posted by Sparks? What does your age have to do with this? How can't you not know who he is. I my self don't listen to that type of music but yet I still know him. It's like knowing Obama you know.
    No one should ever accuse me of knowing a lot about popular music (particularly artists) It's a big music world, and you cant know about everyone
    I don't listen to music, yet I still know him.
    No, it isn't a big music world. There are huge artists and then there are the people you don't know about. You either know or you don't. Don't blame it on the size of the music world. It's your own negligence for not knowing.... not your age.
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    Posted by Sparks? What does your age have to do with this? How can't you not know who he is. I my self don't listen to that type of music but yet I still know him. It's like knowing Obama you know.
    No one should ever accuse me of knowing a lot about popular music (particularly artists) It's a big music world, and you cant know about everyone
    I don't listen to music, yet I still know him.
    No, it isn't a big music world. There are huge artists and then there are the people you don't know about. You either know or you don't. Don't blame it on the size of the music world. It's your own negligence for not knowing.... not your age.
    If you don't know Dio... Then you don't know America!
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    Is that satanic hand sign again? geez, why does everybody does that?
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    Posted by ME! Is that satanic hand sign again? geez, why does everybody does that?
    Because satan is in our heart.
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    Posted by ME! Is that satanic hand sign again? geez, why does everybody does that?
    It's not satanic. It started in Italy as to ward away the 'Evil eye.' The evil eye is meant to cause bad luck or cause injury, and that hand gesture is meant to keep it from doing harm. Dio started doing it early in Black Sabbath either as a tribute to his grandmother ((As his grandmother always did it.)) or as a way to do something like Ozzy did on stage. ((Ozzy did the peace sign, but Dio didn't want to copy him.))
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    Posted by Job_For_A_Cowboy How old was he?
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    Posted by ME! Is that satanic hand sign again? geez, why does everybody does that?
    You're such an ignorant, it's not stanic his grandmother told him to do it, and point it towards the devil... it's some kind of sourcery too... it's against the bad luck.
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