Monday, May 17, 2010

RIP: Ronnie James Dio

Ronnie James Dio's voice, no matter what the song, always conjurs up magic, swords and epic fantasy when I hear him sing. Sadly, he passed away yesterday, after battling cancer.

Message from Wendy Dio from their 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

You can leave messages on their facebook page here.

Man on the Silver Mountain is one of my favorites:

My thoughts are with Ronnie James Dio's family and friends. May his music live on forever.