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Reaper16
05-16-2010, 12:53 AM
The internet is currently blowing up with various reports that Dio has passed away from stomach cancer. No major news source confirmation as of yet.

SUCH INCREDIBLE SADNESS.

EDIT: Of course. I waited 40 minutes to post this thread and two minutes after I post it Blabbermouth reports that Dio is not dead per his wife.

Whether dead or alive, Dio deserves a thread where we post Dio youtube links. Post away!

ADDITIONAL EDIT: Dio has passed. Mourning.

MoreLemonPledge
05-16-2010, 12:56 AM
Somewhere Jack Black is weeping.

Buck
05-16-2010, 12:56 AM
NO FUCKING WAY!?!?

I was in the kitchen getting a water earlier and heard my brother listening to some Dio song in the living room. It must have been a report.

RIP if true, I hope not.

Buck
05-16-2010, 12:58 AM
Phew

Reaper16
05-16-2010, 12:58 AM
Dio has rocked for a long, long time. But it isn't yet time for him to pass the torch.

Reaper16
05-16-2010, 01:02 AM
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MoreLemonPledge
05-16-2010, 01:03 AM
Dio has rocked for a long, long time. But it isn't yet time for him to pass the torch.

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Reaper16
05-16-2010, 01:05 AM
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Mr Luzcious
05-16-2010, 01:24 AM
Scared me there Reaper!

KCUnited
05-16-2010, 08:07 AM
\m/ Dio \m/

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stevieray
05-16-2010, 09:03 AM
I met him in 1990.

Cool dude.

JonesCrusher
05-16-2010, 09:31 AM
I met him in 1990.

Cool dude.

I talked to him after a Lone Star show, probably 90'. He was standing by his tourbus as I was leaving. He was very gracious and personable.
I have Holy Diver in my car right now and every time I listen to it I am amazed at how the cd stands the test of time. Definite Classic.

TrickyNicky
05-16-2010, 12:50 PM
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chiefs1111
05-16-2010, 02:38 PM
Wendy Dio, wife/manager of legendary heavy metal singer Ronnie James Dio (DIO, HEAVEN & HELL, BLACK SABBATH, RAINBOW), has released the following statement to BLABBERMOUTH.NET:

"Today my heart is broken, Ronnie passed away at 7:45 a.m. [on Sunday] 16th May. Many, many friends and family were able to say their private goodbyes 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."

It was only a month ago that Dio, 67, spoke about his battle with cancer with the Artisan News Service on the "black carpet" of the Revolver Golden Gods Awards, which took place on April 8 at Club Nokia in downtown Los Angeles. When asked about how he had been feeling since he was diagnosed with the disease late last year, Dio said, "Well, I feel good and bad at times. It's a long process. Chemotherapy is a... I never realized what a difficult thing it was to go through. It's a real cumulative effect — the more you have, the more it piles up on top and it takes longer and longer to get over it. I find it very difficult to eat. I don't like to eat anyway, so I guess that's OK. But I know I have to. But this makes it very, very hard. But if you're determined to beat it, then you have to go with what you believe is going to beat it for you, and in this case it's that. I go to a great hospital in Houston called M.D. Anderson, which I think is the best hospital in the world, I have the best doctor in the world, Dr. Ajani, who I really trust and I really believe in, so I think I've done all the right things. It makes me feel positive about my life and positive that there is a lot more of it to live."

Earlier this month, HEAVEN & HELL canceled its summer tour plans in Europe due to Dio's treatment for stomach cancer. The band said in a statement that Dio wasn't "well enough to tour this summer. We hope that everyone understands and want to thank fans and industry colleagues for their continuing support at this time."

Ronnie James Dio had performed with ELF, RAINBOW, BLACK SABBATH, and his own band DIO. Other musical projects included the collective fundraiser "Hear 'n Aid". He is widely hailed as one of the most powerful singers in heavy metal, renowned for his consistently powerful voice and for popularizing the "devil's horns" hand gesture in metal culture. He was most recently involved with HEAVEN & HELL, a project which also included former BLACK SABBATH bandmates Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler and Vinny Appice. Their first and only studio album, "The Devil You Know", was released on April 28, 2009.

alpha_omega
05-16-2010, 02:41 PM
I knew he was sick and has been for a while.

I remember hearing the Holy Diver album for the first time...WOW!

Gonna cue it up right now!

RIP Ronnie...

Brock
05-16-2010, 03:12 PM
Well, this is a freaking buzzkill.

DaneMcCloud
05-16-2010, 03:16 PM
Yeah, this sucks. He was only 67 years old.

Best. Metal. Singer. EVER.

RIP, Ronnie.

siberian khatru
05-16-2010, 03:36 PM
Dio was awesome.

I'm a Rainbow fan, loved his work with them.

RIP. :rockon:

siberian khatru
05-16-2010, 03:39 PM
Kinda funny, last month I saw Porcupine Tree and the opening act was a group I hadn't heard of before named Bigelf. I remember at the time thinking of Dio and his group Elf.

Reaper16
05-16-2010, 03:45 PM
Oh they say that it's over, yeah
And it just had to be
Oh they say that it's over
Poor lost children of the sea, yeah

LOOK OUT! The sky is falling down!
LOOK OUT! The world is spinning round and round and round!
LOOK OUT! The sun is going black, black
LOOK OUT! It's never never never coming back, LOOK OUT!

chiefs1111
05-16-2010, 04:02 PM
a very sad day for metal fans everywhere. Not only a great vocalist and performer but a great person as well.

TrickyNicky
05-16-2010, 04:20 PM
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The Mad Crapper
05-16-2010, 05:27 PM
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Gadzooks
05-16-2010, 05:39 PM
I credit this tune, amongst scant others, for getting me “into” "metal":
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R.I.P.
http://msp287.photobucket.com/albums/ll160/aggelaZoSo/devil_horns_story.jpg

The Mad Crapper
05-16-2010, 05:54 PM
I think Roger Glover is on bass for this ELF track right before ELF joined Blackmore? I think. Anyway:

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Deberg_1990
05-16-2010, 05:57 PM
Wow...that sucks......definately a legend....

RIP ronnie...

Mr. Laz
05-16-2010, 06:08 PM
incredible singer, incredible voice

The Mad Crapper
05-16-2010, 06:27 PM
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The Mad Crapper
05-16-2010, 06:40 PM
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siberian khatru
05-16-2010, 08:00 PM
Classic Rainbow, classic Dio, classic Blackmore at the end:

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Lzen
05-17-2010, 09:42 AM
RIP, RJD. Loved Dio back in the day. Haven't really listened to much of his stuff in years, though.

Jawshco
05-17-2010, 10:45 AM
I will miss Dio, but will never forget his music. His songs had a huge affect on me when I was teen. I went through some tough times, but I'd listen to Dio songs and would find the strength to continue. His lyrics could take you to a distant land, like Children of the Sea or help to heal an aching heart. Everytime I was feeling like dying during a break-up, I'd always put on Dio and he'd sing, "She's straight from hell, but you never could tell..." and I'd feel better. Gypsy, Lady Evil and Too Late were all good songs for that.

|m| I'm glad I was able to see Dio with H&H a couple years ago. He was awesome live. May he rock on eternally where ever he has now sailed away to.

Fishpicker
05-17-2010, 02:33 PM
I will miss Dio, but will never forget his music. His songs had a huge affect on me when I was teen. I went through some tough times, but I'd listen to Dio songs and would find the strength to continue. His lyrics could take you to a distant land, like Children of the Sea or help to heal an aching heart. Everytime I was feeling like dying during a break-up, I'd always put on Dio and he'd sing, "She's straight from hell, but you never could tell..." and I'd feel better. Gypsy, Lady Evil and Too Late were all good songs for that.

|m| I'm glad I was able to see Dio with H&H a couple years ago. He was awesome live. May he rock on eternally where ever he has now sailed away to.

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RIP DIO

InChiefsHell
05-17-2010, 02:55 PM
Rainbow in the Dark, perhaps the greatest Metal riff ever. Dio was un-paralleled. Definitely one of metal's greatest voices of all time. RIP Ronnie...

Lzen
05-17-2010, 06:08 PM
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Lzen
05-17-2010, 06:10 PM
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