R.I.P. Ronnie James Dio

May 16, 2010 / Posted by:

So I was just at the airport coming back from the land of Mama Juana when a lady behind me in the line at customs shouted, “OH MY GOD! RONNIE JAMES DIO is DEAD!!!” When I turned around I expected to find a gorgeous bleach blonde wearing a black leather jacket from Wilsons and tight black jeans. But instead I found a Latina beauty with gel-encrusted tight curls wearing a Looney Tunes sweatshirt and carrying a toddler on her hip. The moral of the story is that all kinds of beauties have love in their heart for Ronnie James Dio, and now he’s dead.

The former Black Sabbath and Dio frontman, who had been suffering from stomach cancer, died this morning in Houston at the age of 67. Ronnie’s wife left this message on his website:

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 Dio

Rest in Peace, Ronnie. Devil horns forever….

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