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It's Confirmed: Ronnie James Dio Dies At Age 67

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The rumors have now been confirmed. Ronnie James Dio died this morning at 7:45am, as confirmed by his wife, Wendy who has posted the following message on Ronnie James Dio's official site and official Facebook page:

“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”

Ronnie James Dio (born Ronald James Padavona) lost his battle with stomach cancer and passed away at age 67. Dio made a name for himself when he fronted the Ritchie Blackmore led band Rainbow, who released their first album in 1975. After leaving Rainbow, Dio was asked to replace Ozzy Osbourne in Black Sabbath, to which he agreed. With Black Sabbath, he recorded two highly acclaimed studio albums in the form of "Heaven And Hell" and "The Mob Rules." After leaving Black Sabbath, he formed his own self-titled band and became one of the biggest draws in heavy metal during the 1980s.

Dio briefly reunited with Black Sabbath in the early 1990s, releasing the "Dehumanizer" album before leaving once again to concentrate on his own band. Another reunion with Sabbath followed in 2006, this time under the new moniker, Heaven & Hell, reulting the acclaimed album, "The Devil You Know" in 2009.

Dio was diagnosed with stomach cancer late last year and the band recently cancelled their tour dates in Europe as a result of Ronnie's health.

The news of Dio's death has also been reported by Blabbermouth.net, who was in touch with Wendy Dio after the premature reports of his death in the early AM hours.

Please check out our "Sunday Old School" feature dedicated to Ronnie James Dio that we ran shortly after the announcement that he had stomach cancer.

Our thoughts go out to Dio's family and friends and metal fans who consider the legendary singer a hero.

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1. Steff writes:

Wow and people were giving you such a hard time when you first reported his passing. As hard a time as people gave me for saying he was still alive! LOL Oh people are strange huh?

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2. tedfromoutoftown writes:

^ What!?

# May 16, 2010 @ 5:38 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Hino writes:

posted May 16, 2010 at 5:00 PM by deathbringer.


Oh the irony!

# May 16, 2010 @ 7:18 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. fuckpop writes:

R.I.P DIO, dio was a true pioneer in adding badass vocals into heavy music

# May 16, 2010 @ 7:25 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. utoad9 writes:

RIP RJD....You were such an inspiration to a generation of metalheads. Your music and influence will live on forever......\m/

# May 16, 2010 @ 7:26 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. goatlady writes:

RIP Ronnie.

# May 16, 2010 @ 7:26 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. swpimpin writes:

RJD was a gret inspiration and a huge part of my headbanging history. He will be missed. Will be jamming some last in line on the way home from work in memory.

# May 16, 2010 @ 7:40 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. metalfan653 writes:

How sad. At 67? I didn't think the stomach cancer would be what killed him.
RIP Ronnie James Dio.

# May 16, 2010 @ 7:59 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. GORECUNT writes:

Rest in peace. \m/ (f*** Gene Simmons, everyone knows Dio made the horns)

# May 16, 2010 @ 8:07 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. GORECUNT writes:

Think about that guys and girls. Every time you threw up the horns at a show, he's the reason the horns became a universal gesture for Metal.

# May 16, 2010 @ 8:08 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. Dasher10 writes:

FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU-

# May 16, 2010 @ 8:12 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. MOREBLKMETALDANUMAN... writes:

Greatest Vocalist in the history of the genre...There never will be another like him - ever...

And this is why funerals are so quite - because there is nothing that can be said. No spiritual platitudes , No words of comfort from outsiders - nothing.

Speaking of quite , the world just got a lot quieter in the worse possible way.

Thank you Ronnie - for everything...HORNS.

# May 16, 2010 @ 8:19 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. cash writes:

One of the greatests metal vocalist, RIP

# May 16, 2010 @ 8:25 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. deathfreak writes:

This sucks...hard. RIP dude.

# May 16, 2010 @ 8:27 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. Metalfist writes:

So many metal guys are passing away today. This is a bad time for the metal community. RIP Ronnie James Dio.

You are a legend that will never be forgotten.

# May 16, 2010 @ 8:30 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. metalgod666 writes:

what a metal god . he was ronnie you will be missed r.i.p two big horns up

# May 16, 2010 @ 8:31 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. DM725 writes:

I'm just happy I got to see him 2 summers ago. Dude sounded great for his age, he will be missed.

# May 16, 2010 @ 8:32 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. haha writes:

RIP DIO. Ronnie James Dio rocks forever!!!!!

# May 16, 2010 @ 8:32 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. Beth writes:

Rest In Peace Dio /m\

# May 16, 2010 @ 8:33 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. metalgod666 writes:

r.i.p ronnie

# May 16, 2010 @ 8:33 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. METAL213 writes:

This is unthinkable. He seemed like someone who would never die. Dio is just as important to metal as Ozzy, Iommi, Halford, or Dimebag. He's easily just as great a vocalist as Halford or d***inson. I was fortunate enough to see him live two summers ago and he truly is a presence to be reckoned with. I'll be cranking my Holy Diver and Last in Line albums of plenty in his memory. R.I.P. RJD STAY METAL MY FRIENDS!

# May 16, 2010 @ 8:42 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. Mr Myr writes:

RIP the Horn Lord \m/

from spain

# May 16, 2010 @ 8:47 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. PuckettJp2 writes:

Ronnie is a Legend, he IS NOT TRULY gone. he cannot die

he and his legacy still lives on, within us, all of us - the fans

we still love him and will continue to love him forever and ever

# May 16, 2010 @ 8:48 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. Dologan writes:

May his voice forever echo somewhere in the world, for thus he can never truly die.

Now put one of his records and let his voice soar louder than ever!

# May 16, 2010 @ 8:56 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. Jenny writes:

The first song I ever heard from him was "Rainbow In The Dark".

I will be watching a video I have of one of his live performances tonight. He lived a good life, and he left his mark on us all. To celebrating his life: \m/

"Rock N' Roll children
Alone again
Rock N' Roll
Without a friend
But they got rock n roll."

RIP Ronnie James Dio

# May 16, 2010 @ 8:56 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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26. RememberMetal? writes:

...rough year so far....RIP Dio.

# May 16, 2010 @ 8:58 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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27. Jenny writes:

Excuse my careless typing:
"Rock N' Roll children
Alone again
Rock N' Roll children
Without a friend
But they got Rock N' Roll"

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28. metalNgore writes:

R.I.P Dio \m/ \m/

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29. Armageddon writes:

God this rips me apart. you are one of the greatest, truly. with the greatest respect and the deepest awe i salute you \m/ \m/


Rock in Peace forever DIO!

# May 16, 2010 @ 9:18 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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30. -Metal_Rapture- writes:

Rip Dio. Thanks for all you have done and never selling out for a second. You are a inspiration. \m/

# May 16, 2010 @ 9:20 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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31. MAsshole writes:

RIP to a true metal god.

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32. Lijemo writes:

=^(

\mXm/

# May 16, 2010 @ 9:32 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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33. Mike Virus writes:

"If you listen to fools, the mob rules"

# May 16, 2010 @ 9:33 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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34. Spirit In Black writes:

Rest well Ronnie...your music will live on forever

# May 16, 2010 @ 9:36 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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35. godlike writes:

\m/

# May 16, 2010 @ 9:40 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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36. Tim Dotson writes:

R.I.P. Ronnie James Dio.
You are one of thee True METAL Gods.
A Legend. Forever.
Inventor of our beloved Horns!

You will NEVER be forgotten. Your music and Inspiration will forever Live on.

My thoughts and condolences to his wife and family.

Thank you soo much for Everything you have ever done for us and for METAL.

\m/

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37. Tivic writes:

That is very sad day again in Metal.

# May 16, 2010 @ 9:41 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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38. Lijemo writes:

I got the news while listening to Heaven & Hell Live in Radio City Music Hall, which was kind of surreal.

So glad I saw him in concert in Boston last August. Who could have guessed it would be one of the last shows he would perform this side of Valhalla?

Damn =^(.

Horns up \m/ \m/

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39. hellrat writes:

goddamnit....this is a pretty hard blow

the small statured GIANT of a man was to my mind the 1st real heavy singer....a tremendous influence to all legit metal musicians in his amazing and pioneering ability, style, and class

....he made the mountains shake, with laughter as he played, spreading magic all across the world....

may his mighty roar forever rock the great beyond

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40. Lijemo writes:

sh**, I'm really shook up right now.

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41. Anela-666 writes:

RIP
....he was such a great inspiration! a true metal god!
\m/

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42. anynomous writes:

y did god have to take dio, why not bret micheals?

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43. Lijemo writes:

The first song I heard with his vocals was Holy Diver.

But the DJ didn't announce it, and I didn't hear it on the radio again (though I caught it on a mix tape! The wind at the beginning intrigued me, so I pushed record even though I had no idea what song was coming up), so it was FIVE YEARS before I found out who the artist was so that I could FINALLY purchase the tape.

My current favorite with him is Sign of the Southern Cross.

# May 16, 2010 @ 9:55 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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44. MOREBLKMETALDANUMAN... writes:

Let us NEVER forget the single greatest vocal performance in Metal history - CHILDREN OF THE SEA - LIVE EVIL VERSION!

Listen to it again , If the f***ing passionately sung Eb4 ( a note he SANG - not screamed - the highest note written for the male voice in opera ) doesn't move you , you might just be dead!

Metal's resident Italian tenor - like Caruso if he breathed FIRE...never another - ever.

# May 16, 2010 @ 9:58 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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45. Acid/Rain writes:

First and foremost, my prayers go out to the loved ones that this metal legend has left behind. Truly one of the saddest days in Metal.

Secondly, I think there are a select few people that owe the MU.com staff a sincere apology for the earlier bashfest.

Just a thought. RIP Ronnie James Dio

# May 16, 2010 @ 10:01 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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46. Chazz writes:

R.I.P Dio

# May 16, 2010 @ 10:07 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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47. jimmy j. writes:

What more can you say.Ronnie will always be a metal icon his music will go on forever.

# May 16, 2010 @ 10:14 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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48. AW writes:

RJD.. A legend, an icon...the world of heavy metal shines a little dimmer today.... Godspeed Ronnie, your fans will never forget your great music and charitable works.... Enjoy the jam with Randy Rhoads, John Bonham, and Cliff Burton

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49. terribly sad 73 writes:

First Steele and now the great DIO. You will be very much missed by me! RIP Bro-

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50. Trendkill91 writes:

Nothing but respect from Ronnie James Dio.
Such an influence and a kind heart.
Everyone can learn something from this great man.

Rest in peace Dio. \m/

# May 16, 2010 @ 10:24 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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51. Aaron The Young writes:

Rest in Peace Ronnie. My cousin Dan got me into Sabbath while you ruled there. I'll be playing your music until the pain goes away.

# May 16, 2010 @ 10:26 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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52. Morgan_55 writes:

Thank you Dio. Your memory will live on forever.

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53. darkA.T.M writes:

unbelievable, RIP Dio!!!! \m/\m/

# May 16, 2010 @ 10:52 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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54. FearTheReaper writes:

R.I.P Ronnie. While your impact on metal was far before my time, I must respect the master of Power Metal. Your presence will be felt for decades.

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55. n0thinghead writes:

there's just WAY too many ppl on the metal scene dying. someone's out to get us. may he rest in peace and rock hard in the afterlife.

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56. K._Krowley writes:

R.I.P. RJD, you will be missed.

-Kris

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57. dmasa writes:

he was a metal god

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58. don't go to heaven cos it's really writes:

His legacy will live on and on and on...
RIP! \,,|,

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59. Necrovomit writes:

R.I.P. DIO!!!!! you were one of my heroes!!!!! i seriously almost choked up when i heard he died.

NP: don't talk to strangers \m/

# May 17, 2010 @ 12:36 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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60. Kali's wrath writes:

How sadly strange... Two legendary men pass away on the same day two years a part. Rest in peace dear Gpa Ken, and Ronnie James Dio. My thought's and heart goes out to the Dio crew. Let's keep our horns flying high! \\mm//

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61. jman26 writes:

Rest in peace, Ronnie James Dio. Listening to "Evilution" right now and I'll be remembering him for a long time to come.

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62. Demoncleaner23 writes:

R.I.P. DIO True King of Metal \m/

So Happy I got to see you with Maiden and Motorhead a few years ago, absolutely incredible concert!

# May 17, 2010 @ 1:18 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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63. Noman's Hand writes:

Rock In Paradise Dio, and thanks for giving us THE HORNS. May the Holy Diver be with us all.

# May 17, 2010 @ 1:33 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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64. treta yug writes:

Do your demons,
Do they ever let you go?
When you've tried, do they hide, deep inside
Is it someone that you know?
You're a picture,
You're an image caught in time.
We're a lie,
You and I, we're words without a rhyme.

rjd let ur soul shake the realms of metal ...in the same manner it did when you snarledthese lines

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65. KissTheBlade writes:

\m/

# May 17, 2010 @ 1:38 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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66. JZEUS writes:

ronnie james dio thank u see u again

# May 17, 2010 @ 2:06 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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67. Pacer writes:

R.I.P Dio

# May 17, 2010 @ 2:37 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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68. WOLF7 writes:

RIP, Sir.
That's all I can possibly say right now.

What a year... Steele... Dio...

# May 17, 2010 @ 3:21 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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69. k3koo3 writes:

R.I.P.. Ronnie James Dio ...you will be missed .. \m/

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70. Diamond Oz writes:

Honestly I was never a fan of his solo material and it took me a while to get into his Sabbath stuff but no-one can deny that he had one of the best voices in the world. I was lucky enough to see Heaven & Hell at Graspop last year and Ronnie sounded fantastic. A true legend of heavy metal.

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71. Geoff Tiffany writes:

f***! Cancer sucks and Dio kicked ass! I am so sad that he is gone and we will never see him in concert again. He was amazing! Hard core and fun to watch and listen to Dio was as good as Halford and Ozzy anyday! Heavy Metal lost big time today....

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72. duncanhills writes:

i think the fact that the website crashed when this was first reported is a tribute to the respect that dio garnered.
RIP the grandfather of heavy metal.

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73. wilco writes:

rip brother you will be missed
strenght to wendy and his family

# May 17, 2010 @ 4:57 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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74. Mr Singh writes:

Rip Dio, a metal legend.

# May 17, 2010 @ 5:28 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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75. Ted writes:

R.I.P.

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76. Fedor writes:

stay with god Dio.
Your fans all over the world will always remember

# May 17, 2010 @ 5:59 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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77. Jackrum writes:

Immortalised in music. R.I.P Ronnie James Dio. None more metal

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78. ELF writes:

rip rjd...a true metal warrior!

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79. LordAssenfroth writes:

may his voice resound in the halls of valhalla. R.I.P Dio

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80. spiral_architect writes:

DIO'S MUSIC WAS AN IMPORTANT SANCTUARY DURING MY TEEN YEARS IN THE 80'S. HOLY DIVER, THE LAST IN LINE, AND SACRED HEART WERE PART OF MY SPIRITUAL LANDSCAPE. HIS LEGACY WILL TRULY LIVE ON. GOD SAVE RONNIE JAMES DIO.

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81. Metal in my Blood writes:

R.I.P Dio your music will live in our hearts forever! A true metal god!

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82. Skylark writes:

What a shame.... he had such a profound influence on the metal community... R.I.P. Dio \m/ \m/

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83. alejandro writes:

no lo puedo creer.En nombre de mi familia y mío QUE EN PAZ DESCANSES pero la verdad es que nos queremos morir....

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84. Josh7X writes:

RIP \m/

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85. Riku writes:

holy f*** that suck may he rest in peace

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86. Demise writes:

R.I.P Ronnie \m/

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87. Rychemn writes:

This is truly one of the greatest loses in my life.....It will take a few days to get over this one!!!!! R.I.P. Ronnie.....one of our "True" pioneers in Metal......\M/ \M/

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88. Tubes writes:

\m/

Rest in piece, metal god. Your music will live on with us forever.

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89. ThrashattheHeart writes:

This is honestly the most tragic thing ever to happen, My heart goes out to all. Honestly though, Dio can never die...He's Dio for Dio-sake. While he may not be with u s anymore, he's watching over us all. Rest in peace Dio. and too all metal fans HAIL DIO!!!

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90. hellbound83 writes:

Metal gods never die! Your music will always live on Dio!

# May 17, 2010 @ 3:59 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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91. Metalheadx1x1 writes:

This is a sad time, Dio was a true god of the genre and one of the best metal vocalists to ever take the stage. RIP Dio, your music will live on forever

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92. Hollow writes:

Dio isn't gone. He is roaming the Earth as a ghost. A damn proud ghost with a legacy left behind.

A great man among many. Wearing my shirt today in honour of him.

# May 17, 2010 @ 5:41 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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93. MSB writes:

R.I.P. Dio... Your music will live forever!
Guys what the hell is going on? Whenever I open this or any metal website I guess "someone passes away", what is going on in the Metal world, why is everyone dying? I don't get it!

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94. Grimmsak writes:

R.I.P. Ronnie James Dio the true legend of Heavy Metal. You will be missed but your music will live on forever. Because us Dio fans will never let you be forgotten. \m/ \m/

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95. MetalFan420 writes:

You will be missed RJD..I will rock out to Rainbow and Dio in remembrance

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96. metalgirl77 writes:

i am in shock to hear the passing of ronnie james dio was amazing musican/ vocalist RIP RONNIE JAMES DIO

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97. WOLF7 writes:

Alejandro #83 "pero la verdad es que nos queremos morir...." ??

De que estas hablando? No todos de nosotros queremos morir. Pues, yo no... Todavia... ;)

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98. Dee writes:

My condolences go out 2 all of his family & close frnds...As 4 Wendy, u hav 2 b strong & don't let dis stop u frm living....@ least dats not wht he wants u 2 do. He was a tru pioneer of heavy metal music & of power metal in general. His legacy will live on in our <;3, our minds, & our souls. I love u...we all love u man & u will surely b missed.... \m/

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RJD was the godfather of heavy metal, he invented the devil horns, R.I.P Ronnie you will countinue to live in the hearts of true metal fans for ever, thanks for the epic memories, I don't know if any one has done more for metal than Dio.

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100. feedbacktackler writes:

Got to meet him once; he was a class act to the core. Ronnie James Dio, I love your music, brother. You were and are a true metal hero.

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101. sarsippius67 writes:

VIDEO - Ronnie's Final Performance

w/Heaven & Hell
8/29/2009 - House of Blues, Atlantic City

Mob Rules (partial)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sM16MYfRBVI

Die Young
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q41NOVVyqS0

I
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KKtx0-atuEg

# May 18, 2010 @ 11:06 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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102. toxicclown writes:

RIP RJD WE WILL MISS YOU AND NEVER FORGET THE LIFE YOU GAVE TO MUSIC

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103. Hammerheart writes:

I'm still in shock over Dio's death.. he's just one of those guys that you don't think will ever die. I never got a chance to see him live, but Dio had one of the greatest voices in metal, and it's undeniable that he was one of the biggest influences on metal to ever live. RIP Ronnie James Dio.. and much sympathy to your friends and family. \m/

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104. deathfreak writes:

:['''' I still dont want to belive it.

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105. killernofiller writes:

RIP, RJD...sh!t, just typing that bums me out. I thought he'd outlive ME, for f*cks sake....a true icon the likes we'll never witness again has passed. F*ck.

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106. The_Passenger writes:

RIP RJD we well always love you!!!!

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107. BLACKENED88 writes:

Goodbye RJD you will be missed across this world. Goodbye you Holy Diver you.

R.I.P.

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108. Rubyred writes:

What "MAGICA" lungs RJD was Blessed with...'surely Heaven is rejoiceing right now with such an amazing Icon Vocalist/Musician/Writter. Ronnie James DIO rest in sweet harmony - much Heartfelt embrace condolences to his wife/Manager Wendy Dio & their son and to his legendary band DIO & other master bandmates/bands that worked with him throughout "many" richly yrs! What an treasure accomplished music Career DIO brought full circle. Rest in peace mystical "MAGICA/HOLY DIVER" etc.,. #1 Vocalist Ronnie James DIO...'your legacy & music lives on forever. Godbless!

# May 18, 2010 @ 8:24 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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109. gripper writes:

R.I.P. Ronnie James Dio
You provided the soundtrack to many great moments in my life and i cannot express my thanks and admiration
to all the youngsters and uninitiated
check out Rainbow Rising, Long Live Rock and Roll and Live in Munich 1977 are all classics and deserve eternal attention. Also Dio Holy Diver and Heaven and Hell The Devil You Know are great
tenacious d can eat a d**k with their sarcastic bs

# May 18, 2010 @ 9:23 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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110. Rychemn writes:

Don't know 'bout you guys but I'm still grieving over this one......been wearing my old eighties "DIO" tour t-shirts all week....Your music and spirit will always live forever in my heart Ronnie!!!!! \M/ \M/

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111. Lijemo writes:

I've been keeping an eye out for people in Dio/Sabbath/H&H T-shirts all week, haven't seen any. =^(

# May 20, 2010 @ 8:00 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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112. saxon83 writes:

My Hero is gone but never forgotten!!!!!!!!!!!! R.I.P. - RJD SOME OF THE MOST POWERFUL SINGING EVER! Thank You for Everything! We'll find the Sacred Heart!

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113. jemboi-91 writes:

RIP Dio, f***ing legend

# May 20, 2010 @ 11:35 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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114. BareFootMusicNews writes:

A remarkable man, a generous spirit, a dedicated professional and warm human being to whom each fan was important. I never got to meet Ronnie James Dio; never even got to see him in concert. But Michelle's words made me feel as if I had, and I wept. Also includes previously unpublished photos of some of those very special moments. http://shar.es/mYCWD \m/

# May 22, 2010 @ 7:03 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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115. xDecapitation writes:

It's still hard to believe this happened...and to think that Bret Michaels is probably going to be fine, what an unjust world.

A true legend that inspired not only the fans, but music as a whole.

RIP Dio, you will be remembered.

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116. greyback writes:

R.I.P. Dio, you rule.

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117. metalgod666 writes:

rock on ronnie

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118. tedfromoutoftown writes:

P^ 45, they deserved the harshness at the time. They broke a story that was false.
It's water under the bridge now. RIP RONNIE

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119. metalhead4ever writes:

im in tears he will forever be missed

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