Metal legend Ronnie James Dio Just recently passed away after a struggle with stomach cancer.
Dio was known as the vocalist from Rainbow, Blacksabbath, and recently Heaven and Hell. Also he was known for popularizing the metal horns which he picked up from his Italian grandmother to ward off the evil eye.
A message has been posted on his official website www.ronniejamesdio.com by his wife and manager Wendy.
Message from Wendy Dio
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