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Vocalist, Musician, Songwriter

Ronnie James Dio (born Ronald James Padavona, July 10, 1942 – May 16, 2010) was an American heavy metal vocalist and songwriter. He fronted numerous groups including Elf, Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Heaven & Hell, and his own band, Dio. He is credited with popularizing the "metal...Wikipedia

Age: 67 (age at death)
Born: 10th July, 1942, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, USA
Died: 16th May, 2010, Los Angeles, California
Height: 5' 4" (163 cm)
Nationality: American
Claim to Fame: Dio, Rainbow, Elf, Black Sabbath, Heaven and Hell

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In Venice Beach, naive Midwesterner JB bonds with local slacker KG and they form the rock band Tenacious D. Setting out to become the world's greatest band is no easy feat, so they set out to steal what could be the answer to their prayers -- a magical guitar pick housed in a rock-and-roll museum some 300 miles away.

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First Rainbow singer to die.

 

Contrary to popular belief, Dio is not the first Black Sabbath singer to die - Ray Gillen, also of Badlands, sang for Black Sabbath in the late '80s and passed away in 1993.

 

To all the Dio Fans around the world, YOU ROCK!

 

Music, Rock and Roll music especially, is such a generational thing. Each generation must have their own music, I had my own in my generation, you have yours, everyone I know has their own generation.

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rn_tracy1_rn - Ronnie James Dio, you left your mark on the music world. You will always be remembered. (1 year ago)
LAWoman1 - Tony Iommi was diagnosed with lymphoma recently.
Hopefully his cancer will be easier to cure than Ronnie's.. We miss you Ronnie. (2 years ago)
Mike Mikey - Holy Diver was a pinnacle for me at 15 years old, You intriduced me to heavy metal and I am almost deaf now thanks to rainbow in the dark (4 years ago)
Sweetness - I have been listening to Ronnie James Dio since I was walking!(which is many years!!) I am in shock as I JUST found out!! R.I.P, RJD!!! You will not be forgotten!!! (4 years ago)
Nomi86 - He has such a lovely voice! May he rest in peace!! (4 years ago)
thomas moon - RONNIE JAMES DIO WAS IS AND ALWAYS WILL BE THE GODFATHER OF METAL NO ONE EVEN COMES CLOSE THE MUSIC WORLD HAS LOST IT`S GREATEST SOUND. RIP /RJD (4 years ago)
yurimay - Dio is still married to Wendy who is his manager. (5 years ago)
ClaireK - I adore him? Isn`t he divorced from Wendy Dio? I know she still acts as his manager, but he said something in a 2005 interview that sounded like they were no longer married. Also, he doesn`t wear a wedding ring anymore. Anyone know for sure? (5 years ago)

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