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Metal legend Ronnie James Dio dead at 67

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posted on May, 16 2010 @ 04:10 PM

LOS ANGELES - Ronnie James Dio, the metal god who replaced Ozzy Osbourne in Black Sabbath and later piloted the bands Heaven & Hell and Dio, has died, according to his wife and manager.

Dio announced last fall he was suffering from stomach cancer. He was being treated at a Houston hospital, according to his website.

I was never a huge fan of his, but still a fan and thought I'd pass this along.
I did meet him once. He was a short little bugger.

There were apparently earlier articles that were purported to be a hoaxes, but he has indeed died.

[edit on 17-5-2010 by webpirate]

posted on May, 16 2010 @ 05:22 PM
R.I.P Ronnie James Dio! - Rock the heaven Ronnie!

I've always been a huge fan of Dio, so this is kinda sad! Crap cancer!

DIO - Rainbow in the dark

posted on May, 16 2010 @ 05:39 PM
R.I.P. Dio

Dio and his successors, Tenacious D.

Now, he gets a chance to battle demons all day long.

posted on May, 16 2010 @ 09:25 PM
R.I.P Ronnie

Black Sabbath - Children of the Sea

posted on May, 16 2010 @ 09:51 PM

Classic Dio...

posted on May, 16 2010 @ 10:41 PM
OK, maybe I was a little bigger fan of RJD than I let on before. More of his solo work and Rainbow stuff than what he did with Sabbath. No one could have ever really replaced Ozzy.

Gonna age myself here, but his stuff was really big and new...when I was in high school..

Thanks for the memories guys with the vid's posted here.

Too many of the rockers I grew up with have died. It makes me think of another rockers words who started during my high school days. A grown up version of a really popular song who also just had a major condition that almost just took his life.
Bret Michaels alternate and newer version of Something To Believe In has lyrics that go: "but when I wanna bitch about growing old, I think how many never had the chance..."

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posted on May, 16 2010 @ 11:48 PM
Sad, sad day in Metal

RIP Dio.

[edit on 17-5-2010 by Signals]

posted on May, 17 2010 @ 12:05 AM
Ahhh Man!

That sucks.


People have already posted my video choices.



posted on May, 17 2010 @ 05:32 AM
A big loss to the world of music and i'm still devastated by it. He was my favourite singer and i loved all his music be it with Black Sabbath/Heaven & Hell, Rainbow, Dio, Elf or even his older Bands like Dio at Domino's or Ronnie and the Prophets (Completely different to all his later bands)

And Ronnie was one of the nicest guys out there, there wasn't a more fan friendly musician.

May the God of Metal rest in peace

posted on May, 17 2010 @ 02:12 PM
Rest in Peace Ronnie!! !..!,

posted on May, 18 2010 @ 08:52 AM
I was glad to see this:

Ozzy Osbourne express condolences on Dio's death

NEW YORK – Ozzy Osbourne is expressing his sadness over the death of Ronnie James Dio.

Dio died Sunday of stomach cancer at the age of 67. He had replaced Osbourne in Black Sabbath in 1980.

On Monday, Osbourne paid respects to the man who would reshape the legendary heavy metal band.

Said Osbourne in a statement: "I was very saddened to hear of the passing of Ronnie James Dio. Metal has truly lost one of its greatest voices. My heart goes out to his family and to his many fans."

He added: "Love and respect."

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posted on May, 18 2010 @ 09:38 AM
Would like to add my condolences. I was a teenager in the 80's and saw him in concert many times. He was one of the greats and he will be missed.

posted on May, 18 2010 @ 07:33 PM
It really is a shame. We lost a rock legend.

He is up there rocking with Kurt Cobain, John Lennon, , and Jimi Hendrix and many other rock legends who have since passed.. Can you imagine the Jam session they are having? Truly heavenly. (Pun intended)

Rock in peace Dio

posted on May, 19 2010 @ 02:06 AM
Black Sabbath -- Neon Knights

R.I.P. Ronnie James Dio.


posted on May, 26 2010 @ 01:43 AM
I missed this thread when I put up mine. I'm going blind in my old age. Oops.

Anyway, I came across this that will surely make everyone's day here. Seems the Westboro Baptist Church is going to do their usual thing and protest Dio's funeral.

The Westboro Baptist Group, known for picketing graveside memorial ceremonies for fallen soldiers and others with inflamatory signs like "God Hates Fags" and shouting that dead soldiers are proof God hates America. Now the group has announced on it's website that it will attend the public memorial for Ronnie James Dio May 30 at Forest Lawn, Hollywood Hills.

Here's the text posted on the church's website:

"Forest Lawn Memorial-Park, Hollywood Hills 6300 Forest Lawn Drive WBC to picket this public memorial to remind you who worship that old Serpent, Satan, that your time is very short. You know 67 year old, Satan-worshiping (or at least one of their enablers) Ronnie James Dio (of showing his devil horns to the world each time he goes in public) Black Sabbath fame is dead, right? We'll be there! Just because the chances of any of God's elect being amongst this group of heavy metal sycophants is slim to none does not mean they should not get some good words. Yes, it is true that Ozzy Osbourne did "accidentally" bite off the head of a bat, but THAT is the least of their sins (little nasties!), they currently do not do that, but they throw raw meat to the audience and encourage violence of EVERY FORM! Here you have the list of admitted sins of this now dead and in hell pervert: 1) He hates his neighbor(s) starting with Ozzy Osbourne, and continuing down to his pornography star niece Gen Padova! 2) He hates God. Pay especial attention to the fact that he changed his original sir name from Padova to Dio, which means God in Italian. 3)Ronnie the simpleton enabled, and encouraged Sorceries: everything he was about including the little finger horn thing (he got this from his mother which is an incantation to ward off the "evil eye") to the drugs, bloody raw meat and his fellowship with those pentagram necklace wearing freakish band members. Yes, Ronnie James Padova (NOT DIO) is currently residing in hell. When all those who worship him and his false gods meet him in hell it will be just like this: Isaiah 2:12 For the day of the LORD of hosts shall be upon every one that is proud and lofty, and upon every one that is lifted up; and he shall be brought low: Isaiah 14:11 Thy pomp is brought down to the grave, and the noise of thy viols: the worm is spread under thee, and the worms cover thee. Praise God all ye, His people. The Great Day of the Lord draws nigh. AMEN!"

They are truly disgusting humans. Also not too bright as Dio's real name was Padavona, not Padova.

posted on Jan, 2 2011 @ 06:01 AM
R.I.P. Dio!

posted on Feb, 13 2011 @ 07:30 PM
i cried that day until i slept then woke up and cried some more until blood came from my tear ducts... literally

posted on Feb, 13 2011 @ 07:40 PM
What a blow such a great artist I remember listening to Stand up for hours on end in my younger days. Granted Stealheart did it better but still it is one of the first songs I listened to. RIP lord DIO.

posted on Feb, 13 2011 @ 07:54 PM
I cannot believe I somehow missed this thread!

In the late seventies / eighties, I was a Dio fanatic. I saw him in concert more times than I can count, in fact my very first concert was an outdoor festival in Oakland California, called "Day on the Green" and Dio led Sabbath headlined it.

I got older and my tastes changed a bit and I lost touch with his music. But, since his passing, I have reconnected with his music and the memories that they have for me.

Rock on Ronnie!


posted on Feb, 28 2011 @ 03:08 PM

Originally posted by Hefficide

I cannot believe I somehow missed this thread!

I got older and my tastes changed a bit and I lost touch with his music. But, since his passing, I have reconnected with his music and the memories that they have for me.

Rock on Ronnie!


Glad you found it now!

Same here. I used to listen to everything he did when I was in High the 80's.
Then my tastes changed as well, but I too, have reconnected with his music since his death. He was definately one of the good guys. No matter what his critics had to say about him.

I ran into him one day walking through the mall where I lived at the time. I have never been one to just run up and lust after a famous person like some do. But I did speak. He spoke back, and we started up a conversation and talked for several minutes. He did that with all his fans from everything I have read.

Now 9 months after his death, I still miss the guy. Ronnie was never the Last In Line!!!

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