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King Diamond Pays Respects To Ronnie James Dio

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King Diamond has checked in with the following thoughts about the recent departure of famous metal musician Ronnie James Dio:

"It’s with a heavy heart that I pay my respects to Ronnie James Dio. What an amazing singer and entertainer. Throughout my career, he has always been in my top 10 list of vocalists. The mystery and emotion in his vocal style always lured me in for more. Unfortunately, I never had the pleasure to meet him in person, but fortunately I did have the extreme pleasure of experiencing his uncanny frontmanship in concert so many times I can’t even count it.

"I saw him with ELF, Rainbow, Black Sabbath, and almost had one of my wishes fulfilled when Heaven and Hell asked King Diamond to go on tour with them in the USA last year. Unfortunately my back problems prevented that dream from coming true. I always had the highest respect for him and he will forever have his music playing in my home. My deepest sympathy goes out to Ronnie’s family. I WISH YOU A SAFE JOURNEY TO THE OTHER SIDE."

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1. Jenny writes:

Aw, too bad King Diamond wasn't able to tour with Heaven And Hell; that would have been so, so awesome. Good thing KD was able to see Ronnie perform though. I for one have never been able to see Dio live. Not everyone is a fan of Dio's vocal style but I've always loved em too.

It's so nice reading this statement from King Diamond, as he represents other people who have never met Dio, but appreciate his works also.

Best of hopes to Dio's loved ones. This is a huge event in history; he will never be forgotten.

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2. MOREBLKMTLDANUMAN... writes:

Greatness recognizes greatness as a legend sends off a legend with the highest honors!

# May 17, 2010 @ 11:50 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. hellrat writes:

yes, yes...kim is a legend himself, and also one of the coolest dudes ever to grace this good earth...

i only saw dio twice....once at the age of 12 for dream evil with megadump's so fvckin what...then again SO fvckin recently w/ h&h...same town, two completely different venues...what, 22 years apart???...brilliant both times

MAJOR fvckin power in that voice and presence, no matter where its encountered

MAY IT AWAYS BE SO

very happy and grateful to see the king publicly celebrate the god....

METAL hails

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4. Johnno writes:

he may not have been tall
but he is the king of them all
the power the divine
the last in line

thanx ronnie you made my life a much richer and
positive journey.....

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5. zarathustra_999 writes:

Heaven and Hell and King Diamond would've been stellar.

RIP Dio

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6. metalgod666 writes:

king diamond rocks

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7. wilco writes:

nice words of the king

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