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      CommentAuthorD.J.
    • CommentTimeMay 16th 2010
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    TMZ

    Ronnie James Dio -- who took over as lead singer of Black Sabbath after Ozzy Osbourne left the group -- died today. He was 67.

    Dio announced last summer he was battling stomach cancer
    . According to his website, he had been undergoing treatment at a Houston hospital.


    A true legend, who helped shape the face of metal and rock 'n roll. He will forever live on through his music. Rest in peace, Dio.
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      CommentAuthorinfomancer
    • CommentTimeMay 16th 2010
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    So it was rumored that he passed, then that was denied by his wife, then he passed after that? What a crap 48 hours that must have been. RIP, Dio. For now anyway. I mean, death probably can't hold him. Soon the sky will crack open and he'll be back with flaming wings, shooting rainbows from his eyes and throwing the horns. At least I hope so.

    Is it weird that Ozzy has outlived him?
    • CommentAuthorArgos
    • CommentTimeMay 16th 2010
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    In terms of their lifestyles, yes. Ronnie just got unlucky and got the cancer.

    This man was amazing. I had the fortune to see him live with Heaven and Hell, and dear God does he have one of the most amazing stage presences I've ever seen. He performs so flawlessly. I'm sad to see him go

    \m/ Ronnie, we love ya
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    Fraction said it best.

    Dio ascends into the realm of elder wizards. Please lower your capes and scepters to half-mast for the next six-hundred and sixty-six nights.


    \m/
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    I'm glad that I got to see him on the '07 tour of Oz (especially since they were billed as Black Sabbath - somehow the Heaven and Hell name wasn't required down here). Sad day indeed.
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      CommentAuthorLBA
    • CommentTimeMay 16th 2010
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    You'll be missed Dio!


    \m/ (>.<) \m/
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    I only recently discovered Dio's work (oddly enough through discovering that he was the vocalist behind a psychedelic singing frog video the ABC use to use as filler back in the 80's). A truly sad loss, I shall be making devil horns at random and inappropriate moments throughout the day in his honour.

    Dio - Love is All
    • CommentAuthorJiveKitty
    • CommentTimeMay 16th 2010
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    Ahh, Dio. This is sad news. Respect for the elf with the amazing pipes. \m/
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    As the kids in Japan would say;

    \m/(T_T)\m/

    Farewell, inventor of the secret devil sign...
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      CommentAuthorm3t4lfi3nd
    • CommentTimeMay 17th 2010
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    A very sad day. I'll be listening to Rainbow, Sabbath, DIO, and Heaven and Hell all week. I'm gonna miss the guy, he was one of the greats still rocking! It will be a long time before he is ever forgotten.

    RIP \m/
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    hopefully Dio is up there somewhere slaying demon dragons with a laser whip while Frank Frazetta paints the epic event.
    • CommentAuthorVetes
    • CommentTimeMay 17th 2010
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    When I read earlier today that he died, I was quite sad. He was a rock/metal legend.