May 172010

The following message was posted on the official Ronnie James Dio web site (here) yesterday:

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

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(Excerpts from the Associated Press story about Dio’s passing follow after the jump . . .) Continue reading »