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Sunday, May 16, 2010

RONNIE JAMES DIO (July 10, 1942 - May 16, 2010)

Today is a very sad day in Rock N Roll. Legendary singer Ronnie James Dio has passed away, after battling with stomach cancer. Ronnie will always be remembered as the singer of legendary bands such as: Dio, Black Sabbath (Heaven & hell) and Rainbow. He is also credited as the creator of the "devil horns" that all rockers and fans throw on a daily basis when something rocks!

His wife and manager Wendy Dio made the following statement to Blabbermouth:

"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."

Here is one of the last interviews Ronnie James Dio ever did, it took place at the Revolver Golden God Awards this past April where he received the Liquid Metal "Best Vocalist Award."

Here is Ronnie James Dio, receiving the award:

Watch the Revolver Golden God Awards next Saturday May 22 on VH1 Classic!

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