Dio Passes Away at 67
2010-05-16 by MBS | 254 Comments

"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 "

http://ronniejamesdio.com/

Twitter

Band Page: Dio

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TheFantasticDangler
May 16th 2010

1149 Comments


RIP . What a sad day.

Digging: Mastodon - Once More 'Round the Sun

eternium
May 16th 2010

16304 Comments


It's a hoax..

Crysis
Staff Reviewer
May 16th 2010

16242 Comments


No way. Gotta be fake.

ConsiderPhlebas
May 16th 2010

6157 Comments


his wife has confirmed it's a hoax on twitter

Nikkolae
May 16th 2010

4746 Comments


in before the sobbing fest begins

Digging: We Came Out Like Tigers - Ever-Crushed at Pecket's Well

Crysis
Staff Reviewer
May 16th 2010

16242 Comments


RIP Dio. Metal lost a legend today.

HenchmanOfSanta
May 16th 2010

1850 Comments


his wife has confirmed it's a hoax on twitter
Link or you're lying.

HenchmanOfSanta
May 16th 2010

1850 Comments


http://ronniejamesdio.com/

Unless someone hacked the website.

MUNGOLOID
May 16th 2010

4275 Comments


if this is a hoax, that is low.

eternium
May 16th 2010

16304 Comments


Sort of related topic: I thought Heaven and Hell was only supposed to be a short project and that Black Sabbath would get back together. I want to see the Sabbath before they end it or one of them dies.

eternium
May 16th 2010

16304 Comments


http://www.examiner.com/x-29040-Boise-Music-Examiner~y2010m5d16-Ronnie-James-Dio-death-rumors-thankfully-turn-out-to-be-a-hoax-video

eternium
May 16th 2010

16304 Comments


BECAUSE IT'S SO HARD TO FUCKING GOOGLE SOMETHING.

HenchmanOfSanta
May 16th 2010

1850 Comments


That's from earlier this morning. The website posting is newer.

Brew
May 16th 2010

24 Comments


one member of Black Sabbath has just died you dick.

FadeToBlack
May 16th 2010

10913 Comments


so is this actually real this time? really confused :/

Greggers
May 16th 2010

2375 Comments


If this is real then this is a sad day for rock music



Brew
May 16th 2010

24 Comments


its been confirmed on black-sabbath.com

Nikkolae
May 16th 2010

4746 Comments


Ronnie's wife and manager Wendy Dio, who sent back the following message at approximately 11:35 p.m. PST on Saturday, May 15 / 2:35 a.m. EST on Sunday, May 16:

I am at the hospital and Ronnie has NOT passed away!!!! He is not doing good, but he is not dead.

I will let you know if anything changes.

Thank you for your concern.


and this is what his website say's

Today my heart is broken, Ronnie passed away at 7:45am 16th May.


so yeah im guessing its real, also his facebook says he is deceased R.I.P.

ShadowRemains
May 16th 2010

20219 Comments


*pulls out Holy Diver*

Prolapse
May 16th 2010

4370 Comments


RIP

FadeToBlack
May 16th 2010

10913 Comments


i can't access any of those atm, overloaded or something

ShadowRemains
May 16th 2010

20219 Comments


probably from people wondering if this is real or not

Counterfeit
May 16th 2010

17819 Comments


):
RIP DIO


ShadowRemains
May 16th 2010

20219 Comments


in any case, FUCK YOU CANCER!

eternium
May 16th 2010

16304 Comments


So, wait, this was a hoax and then it wasn't? I'm so confused and can't get on any websites to confirm. All I know is that Wikipedia now says that he's dead.

Prolapse
May 16th 2010

4370 Comments


I don't think it's a hoax

Nikkolae
May 16th 2010

4746 Comments


it was a hoax at the time, when they called wendy it was 11:30 pm may 15 so he probs was still alive, then as the statement released in his website said, he died at 7 am may 16

ButcheredChildren
May 16th 2010

5591 Comments


R.I.P Ronnie James Dio you died a legend

ShadowRemains
May 16th 2010

20219 Comments


a sad day for music

Metalstyles
Staff Reviewer
May 16th 2010

8317 Comments


Yeah the dates and times make sense this time around.

This is heart-shattering for me, as this man was my idol. I can't really believe he's not here anymore, and this will take a long time to sink in.

RIP, although I wish I could do/say something more meaningful than that

eternium
May 16th 2010

16304 Comments


Ugh, first Peter Steele and now Dio.

ShadowRemains
May 16th 2010

20219 Comments


fuck you killswitch for screwing up his classic

AtomicWaste
Staff Reviewer
May 16th 2010

1972 Comments


Big RIP for Dio. Blabbermouth, Houston Chronicle, and Dio's page confirm. A very, very sad day.

Digging: Chris Letchford - Lightbox

Iamthe Nightstars
May 16th 2010

2176 Comments


R.I.P.

Nikkolae
May 16th 2010

4746 Comments


as bad as that was, that made me lol shadow

ShadowRemains
May 16th 2010

20219 Comments


adding breakdowns to Holy Diver=blasphemy

Hawks
May 16th 2010

34194 Comments


This sucks ass dude.

R.I.P.

Digging: Manners - Pale Blue Light

LepreCon
May 16th 2010

3562 Comments


Guess he couldn't kill this last dragon
RIP Dio, your music inspired me more than I had cared to acknowledge until now, gonna blast some Holy Diver in your memory =(

Carnifex
May 16th 2010

1918 Comments


I was never a huge fan of Dio, his music or his personality, anything really. I can only imagine how hard it must be to be diagnosed with a deadly disease, and told you may only have months to live. It's tough, and for sticking out for so many months, Dio held out all those months and spit in the face of cancer. For that, rest in peace Dio. Rest in peace.

Obfuscation24
May 16th 2010

3939 Comments


Fuck man this sucks...

RIP

Bfhurricane
May 16th 2010

6194 Comments


*cranks Holy Diver*

RIP

Greggers
May 16th 2010

2375 Comments


Devastating news; R.I.P Dio, a true rock legend.

Titan50
May 16th 2010

4588 Comments


Fuck...


Fuck...



RIP


*plays Heaven And Hell*

HuggyBear
May 16th 2010

118 Comments


wow... RIP

AliW1993
Contributing Reviewer
May 16th 2010

7311 Comments


Im not really familiar with Sabbaths work with him but I still apperciate he's a legend so this is terrible news.

RIP

tomba93
May 16th 2010

3 Comments


He was a true metal legend. Rest in Peace.

somberlain
May 16th 2010

2121 Comments


I take it it's real this time?

RIP he will always be a legend

McCopper
May 16th 2010

1367 Comments


I loved with sabbath, rainbow and Dio...A terrible loss
RIP
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PMSI9kal5jg
He was always young.

blindsided21
May 16th 2010

146 Comments


Damn. RIP Dio.

Nikkolae
May 16th 2010

4746 Comments


this will forever be my favorite of his

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4EL67mjv1nM

KILL
May 16th 2010

70284 Comments


gay as fucking hell

Digging: Gal Costa - Gal Costa

theacademy
May 16th 2010

28213 Comments


rip. been listening to Dream Evil lately...

Klekticist
May 16th 2010

1258 Comments


shiit.
RIP

Digging: Nils Frahm - Wintermusik

Motiv3
May 16th 2010

8888 Comments


only just heard about this....im in shock tbh. RIP.

Digging: Opeth - Pale Communion

Lions
May 16th 2010

1015 Comments


you will be the rainbow in the darkness of death, you wonderful little warrior. this tugs my heart strings a bit.

heyadam
May 16th 2010

1703 Comments


man this is a huge bummer. Dio is a legend....RIP

Digging: Anberlin - Lowborn

CutMan
May 16th 2010

1766 Comments


God damn it. ;_;

Digging: Boy Hits Car - All That Led Us Here

cvlts
May 16th 2010

8954 Comments


RIP

ReturnToRock
May 16th 2010

3448 Comments


HOLY DIVER! You've been down too long in the midnight sea...

ReturnToRock
May 16th 2010

3448 Comments


Forever in my heart for tearing Gene Simmons a new one in Metal: A Headbanger's Journey.



Crysis
Staff Reviewer
May 16th 2010

16242 Comments


http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/wireStory?id=10662055

It's no joke.

BallsToTheWall
May 16th 2010

44164 Comments


You don't say.

rogerdiscoversherpes
May 16th 2010

34 Comments


R.I.P.

Time for me to also break out Heaven And Hell, Rainbow and Holy Diver. One of my teenage heroes. Extremely lame...

demon of surveillance
May 16th 2010

801 Comments


RIP Ronnie James Dio. The legacy you have on metal music will be remembered forever. Rock In Peace.

Digging: Decrepit Birth - Diminishing Between Worlds

CutMan
May 16th 2010

1766 Comments


"Forever in my heart for tearing Gene Simmons a new one in Metal: A Headbanger's Journey."

YES. That was frigging awesome.

Poet
May 16th 2010

5920 Comments


FUCK!!


=( =(

Mr_Coffee
May 16th 2010

631 Comments


Can't believe this. RIP

maidenpmcc
May 16th 2010

1424 Comments


"Forever in my heart for tearing Gene Simmons a new one in Metal: A Headbanger's Journey."

YES. That was frigging awesome.


Yeah Gene invented breathing etc etc..........

haha.

Torii
May 16th 2010

805 Comments


Very sad..... listening Holy Diver.

VicariousIntent
May 16th 2010

1593 Comments


This is so bad.
RIP. I don't even know what to say.

maidenpmcc
May 16th 2010

1424 Comments


RIP, he still is a legend and will live on in so many people's hearts. I'm listening to Neon Knights right now, lethal tune.

Alucard125
May 16th 2010

534 Comments


Noooo! I was seeing Heaven & Hell in Summer :_;

poweroftheweez
May 16th 2010

1290 Comments


RIP

maidenpmcc
May 16th 2010

1424 Comments


Same as me, they were gonna be special guests to Maiden in Dublin. I wonder who's gonna fill in now.........

Buccaneer
May 16th 2010

692 Comments


Incredibly sad news. RIP

thatguy84
May 16th 2010

214 Comments


NOOOOO!!

TBliss
May 16th 2010

987 Comments


So saddened. RIP.

combustion07
May 16th 2010

5328 Comments


RIP, a legend was lost.

Burn2Burn
May 16th 2010

2378 Comments


RIP

Monsterpoptart
May 16th 2010

193 Comments


RIP....Rainbow in the Dark and Holy Diver are on infinite repeat for my mourning

Digging: Joyce Manor - Never Hungover Again

AnotherBrick
May 16th 2010

9770 Comments


horrible news RIP

yas666eer
May 16th 2010

270 Comments


RIP...

listening to heaven and hell

eleventhsun
May 16th 2010

1475 Comments


What a day, what a day... Lost an old band mate and a good friend this morning at only 24 to cancer..

Come back from grieving to find Ronnie James has passed of cancer as well.

I think we can all agree fuck cancer

RIP boys!

AnotherBrick
May 16th 2010

9770 Comments


and sputnik wont even let us post devin horns..it just shows up as m/

Comatorium.
May 16th 2010

4077 Comments


what is this i dont even

RIP

if its true.

Jamatha
May 16th 2010

108 Comments


RIP

heyadam
May 16th 2010

1703 Comments


I keep reading its a hoax . I really hope its true and hes still alive but idk now

vanderb0b
May 16th 2010

3473 Comments


Fuck you, cancer, fuck you.

RIP Dio, you were the best.

Relinquished
May 16th 2010

24373 Comments


RIP dude

tables
May 16th 2010

125 Comments


=(

r.i.p you legend

Bfhurricane
May 16th 2010

6194 Comments


Now Gene Simmons can claim the invention of the devil horns without Dio there to put him in his place.

SLA92
May 16th 2010

61 Comments


This fucking sucks.....r.i.p.

Hawks
May 16th 2010

34194 Comments


Go to the link Crysis posted. Sadly this is true.

AnotherBrick
May 16th 2010

9770 Comments


ya its been confirmed by Wendy

ZoidbergQuestion
May 16th 2010

185 Comments


shitshitshitshitshit

MBS
May 16th 2010

83 Comments


my favorite part was when people were calling it a hoax when i linked the source in the article

Counterfeit
May 16th 2010

17819 Comments



Sooooooo sad. WHY DIO?!

TNY
May 16th 2010

571 Comments


God fucking Dammit.

RIP Dio.

CreamCrazy
May 16th 2010

724 Comments


R.I.P. Dio

Metal Will Never Be The Same Without You

yas666eer
May 16th 2010

270 Comments


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RNXlfnyxAtI&feature=related

theartofdoom
May 16th 2010

254 Comments


When I found out the fucking hairs stood up on the back of my neck... a true legend who sahll live forever REST IN FUCKING PEACE RONNIE JAMES DIO

EasternLight
May 16th 2010

2700 Comments


omgomgomg

Buttloaves
May 16th 2010

46 Comments


One of the greatest voices in metal.

vanderb0b
May 16th 2010

3473 Comments


The greatest voice in metal.

Fix'd for you, Buttloaves.

Pamplemousse
May 16th 2010

3 Comments


No fucking way... R.I.P.

Bfhurricane
May 16th 2010

6194 Comments


He was up there, definitely better than Ozzy, but I like Bruce Dickinson better.

vanderb0b
May 16th 2010

3473 Comments


Imo, they're Dickinson and Dio are close, but I slightly prefer Dio

zaruyache
May 16th 2010

5812 Comments


His facebook fanpage had a statement from his wife like two weeks ago who said that they were reducing his chemotherapy sessions because his tumors had shrunk. He must have relapsed very quickly :-(

REST IN PEACE, DIO!

Digging: Sunwolf - Beholden To Nothing And No One

Bow2LeperMessiah
May 16th 2010

224 Comments


For me, Dio serves as more of a heavy metal icon than even Dimebag was. Ronnie James Dio, you will be sorely missed. R.I.P.

ConsiderPhlebas
May 16th 2010

6157 Comments


To they guy who said 'Link or your lying' - I heard she'd said it was a hoax, but the person who relayed it to me saw an old clip of her saying about a previous hoax. Why the fuck would I lie about it? Idiot.

thenewnormal
May 16th 2010

63 Comments


rest in peace, sir

kvltelite
May 16th 2010

64 Comments


"To they guy who said 'Link or your lying' - I heard she'd said it was a hoax, but the person who relayed it to me saw an old clip of her saying about a previous hoax. Why the fuck would I lie about it? Idiot."

it is the internet.rip.

Dryden
May 16th 2010

12928 Comments


RIP

PirateSquid
May 16th 2010

1881 Comments


I wish I wish I wish this was a hoax....
He slayed a good amount of dragons and guitars if his life, and did more than most could brag about.

RIP

bloc
May 16th 2010

34649 Comments


Rest in Peace

Digging: Anberlin - Lowborn

jabberwockyGC
May 16th 2010

116 Comments


DIO NOOOOO!

Ugg...he gave metal a good name.

I feel fortunate that I got to see him with Heaven and Hell two summers ago....RIP

TRMshadow
May 16th 2010

4982 Comments


Dio.......You are loved and will be missed.......

BassDemon333
May 16th 2010

3347 Comments


RIP Dio, you will be truly missed. This is a very sad day for music

scissorlocked
May 16th 2010

3508 Comments


Rip to one of metal's greatest voices.I consider myself lucky to have seen him twice.

Digging: John Roberts - Ausio

anuspudding
May 16th 2010

403 Comments


the god of metal has been slain by cancer..who woulda thought it?

vanderb0b
May 16th 2010

3473 Comments


Yup. First Chuck Schuldiner, now Dio. Cancer is a bitch.

Maniac!
May 16th 2010

26246 Comments


..........RIP.....

8bit
May 16th 2010

3315 Comments


Rest In Peace.

Lambda
May 16th 2010

2405 Comments


R.I.P.

Digging: Anathema - Judgement

Counterfeit
May 16th 2010

17819 Comments


Ya know, my local radio station could be awesome and play Ronnie's music all day but nooooo. They shall continue with the 3DG and A7X...

chaos17
May 16th 2010

296 Comments


First Peter Steele, now Dio....this is a horrible year for metal...=(

RIP Dio, keep slaying those Dragons..

Digging: La Roux - Trouble In Paradise

coneren
May 16th 2010

11111 Comments


NOOOOOOO RIP

sassysista
May 16th 2010

43 Comments


RIP

cleary21
May 16th 2010

671 Comments


ahahah Beerz! Oh yea!

RIP Dio.

anuspudding
May 16th 2010

403 Comments


"Ya know, my local radio station could be awesome and play Ronnie's music all day but nooooo. They shall continue with the 3DG and A7X..."


exactly, and with that i say FUCK mainstream radio.
they all claim to be the leaders in heavy music, but when one of metal's greatest legends dies, they dont do shit and keep playing what the kids want to hear.

aresx
May 16th 2010

296 Comments


Rest In Peace

CrazyPlane
May 16th 2010

96 Comments


Rest in peace.

shindip
May 16th 2010

3536 Comments


Rest In Peace, one of the guys who made me really love metal

londoncalling457
May 16th 2010

2590 Comments


seriously ruined my day
RIP



Xenorazr
May 16th 2010

321 Comments


After seeing him with Heaven and Hell at Jones Beach in 2008 and seeing interviews, he became an idol to me and my favorite frontman. Rest easy, Dio, you've earned it for giving us wonderful music to listen to.

quicksilver050
May 16th 2010

127 Comments


Early childhood memories of being in the car with my dad and jamming to Holy Diver.. man it's sad to hear he's passed.

Rest In Peace Dio, you metal legend

Jebull
May 16th 2010

1340 Comments


Wow... Rest In Peace Dio...

thenewnormal
May 16th 2010

63 Comments


I will be listening to the Holy Diver LP in his honor. fuck

Idnuf
May 16th 2010

1491 Comments


RIMFP, RIMFP

EyesWideShut
May 16th 2010

3091 Comments


damn major R.I.P. to Dio and family...

"Ya know, my local radio station could be awesome and play Ronnie's music all day but nooooo. They shall continue with the 3DG and A7X..."
X 2

R6Rider
May 16th 2010

4451 Comments


this really sucks

R.I.P. Ronnie

Digging: Rort - Warpath

CrazyFool84
May 16th 2010

1080 Comments


Rest in Peace

VonManHead
May 16th 2010

179 Comments


NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

drasticaction74
May 16th 2010

1718 Comments


the rev, les paul, and now Dio?

I don't know about you guys, but there's a fucking sick band forming in heaven.

Niceinvader
May 16th 2010

773 Comments


NO NO NO RIP DIO. this is so sad. =[

TheSpirit
May 16th 2010

17127 Comments


RIP

Digging: Monarch - Sabbracadaver

anotherdeadjuliet
May 16th 2010

263 Comments


If this is true, RIP.

On a side note though, Ronnie James Dio was never Black Sabbath, imo.

Scoot
May 16th 2010

17670 Comments


Fuck...a legend rests.

RIP Dio.

Digging: Unjust - Glow

NebSnurb
May 16th 2010

535 Comments


Who gives a fuck, none of you knew him. He's not different than anyone of us, just another human.

PanasonicYouth
May 16th 2010

7411 Comments


fucking hell, man
the dragon finally bested him
tis a sad day indeed

cinaedus
May 16th 2010

26296 Comments


dang, no hoax here. this just sucks.

RIP

Digging: Anberlin - Lowborn

NebSnurb
May 16th 2010

535 Comments


No one cares about Twisted Sister's drummer dying?

EverythingEvil2113
May 16th 2010

1279 Comments


This is terrible, im so sad right now, he was truely a legend.

EgoLeech
May 16th 2010

10 Comments


RIP

bigguy69
May 16th 2010

199 Comments


Aww man, R.I.P. Dio, thanks for giving metal it's horns

AnotherBrick
May 16th 2010

9770 Comments


is NebSnurb talking?

HeVimetalaras
May 16th 2010

6 Comments


Rest in peace, big little man

Zip
May 16th 2010

5312 Comments


well what the hell is he dead or not?

kvltelite
May 16th 2010

64 Comments


dead

qwe3
May 16th 2010

21353 Comments


: ( : ( : ( : ( : ( : ( : ( : ( : ( : ( : ( : ( : ( : ( : ( : (

Poet
May 16th 2010

5920 Comments


The afterlife is now filled with better musicians than on earth.

ShadowRemains
May 16th 2010

20219 Comments


"Aww man, R.I.P. Dio, thanks for giving metal it's horns"

123


Edwin
May 16th 2010

1399 Comments


Damnit, this is awful. Sad, sad day.
R.i.p.

BallsToTheWall
May 17th 2010

44164 Comments


Stay classy San Diego.

JWT155
May 17th 2010

9205 Comments


RIP, can't believe Dio died before Ozzy to be honest.

Poet
May 17th 2010

5920 Comments


You know the mods don't want anyone joking around in news articles concerning death. Show some
respect.


If you would read what I wrote before and know how much I respect Dio, it's actually a complement to
him and to those musicians who have died prior.

ShadowRemains
May 17th 2010

20219 Comments


JWT speaks the truth

a5thdiad
May 17th 2010

123 Comments


one of the best, rest in piece.

fr33convict
May 17th 2010

11687 Comments


Rip to one of metal's greatest voices.I consider myself lucky to have seen him twice. [2]

Spare
May 17th 2010

5250 Comments


HOLY DIVAH YOU'VE BEEN DOWN TOO LONG IN THE MIDNIGHT SEA OH WHAT'S BECOOOMING OF MEEEE

Digging: Radiator Hospital - Torch Song

randomguitarist
May 17th 2010

158 Comments


R.I.P. Ronnie James Dio

Steerpike
May 17th 2010

1859 Comments


exactly, and with that i say FUCK mainstream radio.
they all claim to be the leaders in heavy music, but when one of metal's greatest legends dies, they dont do shit and keep playing what the kids want to hear.


That's why I started listening to satellite and XM 42. I'll be tuning in to hear Ian Christe's tribute to Ronnie this week. He did one for Peter Steele the week he died as well.

(sigh) Another one of my major influences dead. This sucks.

wexenhex
May 17th 2010

192 Comments


i just got back from a trip to DisneyWorld, which was one of the greatest times in my life, and now THIS happens??

FreePizzaDay
May 17th 2010

1526 Comments


Damn. When I heard the news, I half expected to look out my window and see a massive rainstorm accompanied by swarms of dragons Dio sealed away, plunging the earth into 1000 years of darkness until the day Dio would return to vanquish them and save our world.

Today is a sad, sad day. RIP, Dio. You're the man.

XulOnerom
May 17th 2010

1818 Comments


Both him and Peter Steele are now in Valhalla, feasting at Odin's side

a5thdiad
May 17th 2010

123 Comments


you see, a fan of "radio metal" couldn't appreciate a place like disney...their all about darkness and pain...real metal deals with fantasy, a dream-like atmosphere, a perfect place.

Emim
May 17th 2010

26467 Comments


Fuck. I posted last night (when it was "still a hoax"), I guess that article got deleted though.

RIP, Ronnie. I will jam to Heaven and Hell in your honor...

AnotherBrick
May 17th 2010

9770 Comments


"RIP, can't believe Dio died before Ozzy to be honest." good fucking point.

i still feel like i get punched in the nuts every time i see this

jingledeath
May 17th 2010

7104 Comments


RIP you beast

botb
May 17th 2010

9517 Comments


RIP dio

Nikkolae
May 17th 2010

4746 Comments


RIP, can't believe Dio died before Ozzy to be honest.


i dread that day tbqh : (

BeardedIdiot
May 17th 2010

643 Comments


What a tragedy... RIP Ronnie James Dio

AnotherBrick
May 17th 2010

9770 Comments


no kidding nikk. its going to blow when all of the legends start dying, i guess gotta see them all now while we can

Wizard
May 17th 2010

19206 Comments


RIP

Digging: Merzbow - Dust of Dreams

Circa4life
May 17th 2010

289 Comments


RIP

Gassman3268
May 17th 2010

165 Comments


Dio, can you hear me? I am lost and so alone. I'm asking for your guidance, won't you come down from your throne?

Gassman3268
May 17th 2010

165 Comments


Right when I heard he had died I turned on the title track of Heaven and Hell and got Goosebumps! R.I.P. Ronnie James Dio m/

Wolfgang
May 17th 2010

44 Comments


He is Breaking into Heaven to slay the most Ferocious Dragon of them all.
Thank you Dio, you have given so very much. Rest In Peace.......

SamaelTheDestroyer
May 17th 2010

19 Comments


Lucky that I got to see him perform once a few years back. Rest in Peace

Digging: Within the Ruins - Phenomena

zuzek
May 17th 2010

750 Comments


Short men can walk tall, you passed as a legend Dio.

Requesciat in pace.

RagingStorm
May 17th 2010

509 Comments


RIP

SailAway
May 17th 2010

20 Comments


I was actually listening to 'breaking into heaven' when I heard this news. sad day =(

R.I.P. Metal legend

devouredbymetal
May 17th 2010

516 Comments


and death takes dio....r.i.p. dio...

JamieTwort
Contributing Reviewer
May 17th 2010

19886 Comments


RIP Dio, he'll be dearly missed.

Slobo
May 17th 2010

140 Comments


Dio has rocked (echo: rocked) for a long, long time,
Now it's time for him to pass the torch.
He has songs of wilderbeasts and angels,
He has soared on the wings of a demon.

It's time to pass the torch,
You're too old to rock, no more rockin' for you.
We're takin' you to a home,
But we will sing a song about you.

And we will make sure that you're very well taken care of.
You'll tell us secrets that you've learned. Woah!
Your sauce will mix with ours,
And we'll make a good goulash baby.
Dio, time to go!
You must give your cape and scepter to me.
And a smaller one for KG.
Go! Go! Dio! Dio!


cratos76
May 17th 2010

85 Comments


R.I.P Dio,i'm fucking sad ;(

cratos76
May 17th 2010

85 Comments


R.I.P

TheHamburgerman
May 17th 2010

1283 Comments


R.I.P.

2010 is weird. It brought us the best metal album releases in a long time, but it also took away some phenomenal metalheads. I'm almost afraid that Blind Guardian and Kamelot's CD's will be both a success and 2010 will take a few more lives as a result.
I will now listen to Turn up the Night for one hour straight to honour Dio.

TheAJMetal
May 17th 2010

59 Comments


Damn.. And I remember on Friday watching that Opeth rehearsal tape when they pulled out the Dio poster. This really sucks..

OhCaptain
May 17th 2010

199 Comments


And Ozzy lives with his millions of sell-out dollars.

R.I.P.

witchxrapist
May 17th 2010

10906 Comments


First musician to have died in my life time that I've legitimately cared about.

Digging: Stray From the Path - Our Oceania

NebSnurb
May 17th 2010

535 Comments


Yes, I'm talking. You faggot.

MUNGOLOID
May 17th 2010

4275 Comments


Well since this is legit news now, RIP Dio.

Slum
May 17th 2010

2579 Comments


bummer

sleepyhead
May 17th 2010

593 Comments


what a legend! R.I.P. m/

sleepyhead
May 17th 2010

593 Comments


m/

BigHans
May 17th 2010

26455 Comments


Fuck RIP, just heard this now. Dio marathon listening day today for sure.

WvaSkittle
May 17th 2010

326 Comments


so is this a hoax or not. if not rip dio.

WvaSkittle
May 17th 2010

326 Comments


Damn this is a bad day.

MoosechriS
May 17th 2010

4768 Comments


R.I.P

taxidermist
May 17th 2010

7195 Comments


R.I.P.

taxidermist
May 17th 2010

7195 Comments


R.I.P.

Titan50
May 17th 2010

4588 Comments



Who gives a fuck, none of you knew him. He's not different than anyone of us, just another human.


How about you shut the fuck up

OhAliceMonster
May 17th 2010

1455 Comments


aww R.I.P.

BigHans
May 17th 2010

26455 Comments


Pissed I never got to see him live.

JamieTwort
Contributing Reviewer
May 17th 2010

19886 Comments


me too

bodiesinflight57
May 17th 2010

869 Comments


So sad...not quite sunk in yet. RIP RJD!

anuspudding
May 17th 2010

403 Comments


quite a sad day indeed for jack black

NebSnurb
May 17th 2010

535 Comments


Hey Titan50, my dad can beat up your dad.

Titan50
May 17th 2010

4588 Comments


cool

NebSnurb
May 17th 2010

535 Comments


Whats sad to me is that no one reacted this way when Kennedy died.

Brylawski
May 17th 2010

709 Comments


Every news article about someones death has to have at least one attention seeking retard in the
comments section, its an internet rule

heafy27
May 17th 2010

5 Comments


maybe the saddest day in the history of heavy metal.

now he will play with dime, randy and cliff.

R.I.P.

Dreakon
May 17th 2010

349 Comments


Whats sad to me is that no one reacted this way when Kennedy died.

What about the fact that almost every American who was alive that day can say where they were when
Kennedy was shot? Sounds to me like it was a important and tragic day in many, many people's lives.
That and the whole "internet" thing wasn't quite mainstream back then, and thusly it's a bit more
difficult to comment to a internet news article... in the same fashion as say, someone influential
who died in 2010. Who even knows if Sputnikmusic was around in the 60's? *roll eyes*

I can't say Dio was very important to me, his hay-day was way before my time and any recent stuff
certainly wasn't my thing. But he was incredibly influential to many musicians today and even some
people on this site, and for that reason alone his passing is a big deal. Not to mention the
natural human reaction of sadness after hearing of someones death, whether they were known
personally or not.

But of course, the reasonable reaction to the response of people commenting on the death of an
influential figure in the past and present of metal, is anger. Kudos to you NebSnurb, truly a saint
among men.

RIP

I need to shower.

Brylawski
May 17th 2010

709 Comments


do you always read so much into stupid troll comments or are you just an idiot

Dreakon
May 17th 2010

349 Comments


I read so much into everything, I'm a reasonable human being with a mind capable of thought when witnessing what others have to say. I suppose you just sit at your computer, eyes glazed over, lazily scrolling through page after page of opinions occasionally drifting in and out of consciousness long enough to post a line or two of complete and utter horseshit?

*sigh*

Titan50
May 17th 2010

4588 Comments


I don't care when people die because I am inconsiderate cunt and am incapable of forming relationships with other humans

Brylawski
May 17th 2010

709 Comments


"I read so much into everything, I'm a reasonable human being with a mind capable of thought when witnessing what others have to say. I suppose you just sit at your computer, eyes glazed over, lazily scrolling through page after page of opinions occasionally drifting in and out of consciousness long enough to post a line or two of complete and utter horseshit?"

All you did was fall for a trolls bait and make yourself look stupid by posting a long rant that nobody will read. Yeah you're really smart bro

GenNarain
May 17th 2010

781 Comments


Terrible news.

RIP DIO

Dreakon
May 17th 2010

349 Comments


All you did was fall for a trolls bait and make yourself look stupid by posting a long rant
that nobody will read. Yeah you're really smart bro

Writing in a journal or a diary is reasonably just a rant that no one will ever read. Free writing
for a poem is a rant that no one would ever read. Oftentimes the poem itself is a rant that no one
will read. Yet people write, every single day, since the beginning of human life on this earth.

If he were to read it and reply, I'd probably give him the courtasy of a reply back, however until
then I got the opportunity to articulate the thoughts from my head onto some kind of outside
medium. I'm perfectly fine with that, is that okay with you? Just enjoy the fact that you had the
opportunity to read it, whether you wish to or not.

Titan50
May 17th 2010

4588 Comments


was dio still popular or relevant? I know he did a hell of a lot for the metal community but I sure havent heard of him lately or in my day.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heaven_and_Hell_%28band%29

krazytom
May 17th 2010

123 Comments


RIP to the man who made metal metal, invented the horns, and could wail with the best of them, you will truly be missed

Digging: Opeth - Pale Communion

ReturnToRock
May 17th 2010

3448 Comments


Gene Simmons invented tennis shoes! Don't forget tennis shoes!

And he got his name trademarked, so that every time you say his name he gets money!

Really, Dio seemed to be a great guy, humble, funny and easygoing. Although I've also heard stories to the contrary...

racerX71
May 17th 2010

73 Comments


saw him with heaven & hell last summer at red rocks.

he will be sorely missed.

RIP

m/

NebSnurb
May 17th 2010

535 Comments


Now I l know the lie....now I know the lie.

Demonicgman
May 17th 2010

417 Comments


This is why many people say it was hoax, it is in fact NOT a hoax. http://www.eonline.com/uberblog/b181336_why_was_ronnie_james_dios_death_called.html

MetalMassacreAttack
May 17th 2010

424 Comments


RIP, my idol

sleepdirt
May 17th 2010

296 Comments


I hope he doesn't rest in peace. Right now, there's an epic power struggle going on in Hell.

Jips
May 18th 2010

1129 Comments


damn...ive been on vacation and just now heard about this...

im very very sad... i was hoping to see him in concert the first time i got a chance...

HeVimetalaras
May 18th 2010

6 Comments


well someone deleted my comment. Rest in peace DIO!

Hecksplosion
May 18th 2010

48 Comments


R.I.P. truly a metal legend

nychicano
May 18th 2010

308 Comments


SING ME A SONG, YOU'RE A SINGER m/

porch
May 18th 2010

8439 Comments


RIP

SylentEcho
May 18th 2010

1570 Comments


I am just shocked. He was a legend to the very end.

Yoshizoid
May 18th 2010

125 Comments


RIP

he was supposed to come to Romania in June with Heaven and Hell at the Sonisphere Festival... they already took the name off the poster

Milbo73
May 19th 2010

7 Comments


Rust in Peace -

this man was metal through and through.

TheyTookOurJobs
May 19th 2010

1318 Comments


that is so shit.......... RIP

JesusV4
May 19th 2010

391 Comments


I was just listening to Heaven and Hell (album) and The Mob Rules today. Wow, eerie. I saw him w Sabbath (H&H) in 2008, and he and his voice were in excellent shape. What a shame.

MetalEmmanuel
May 19th 2010

57 Comments


RIP Dio. You put some albums hailed as classics and were a part of one of the first metal band.

zaruyache
May 19th 2010

5812 Comments


DO ME A WRONG YOU'RE A BRINGER OF EVIL


Dio was still entirely relevant. The Devil You Know his like #12 on the American charts, so people still obviously wanted to hear him in Sabbath.

Psilocyanide
May 20th 2010

1823 Comments


One of the few metal artists I actually liked, damn shame. RIP.

LukeD50
May 21st 2010

75 Comments


...all rock/metal legends are Death Magnetic....

R.I.P. Dio

LukeD50
May 21st 2010

75 Comments


Holy Diver
You've been down too long in the midnight sea
Oh what's becoming of me

Ride the tiger
You can see his stripes but you know he's clean
Oh don't you see what I mean

Gotta get away
Holy Diver

Got!
Shiny diamonds
Like the eyes of a cat in the black and blue
Something is coming for you

Race for the morning
You can hide in the sun 'till you see the light
Oh we will pray it's all right

Gotta get away-get away

Between the velvet lies
There's a truth that's hard as steel
The vision never dies
Life's a never ending wheel

Holy Diver
You're the star of the masquerade
No need to look so afraid

Jump on the tiger
You can feel his heart but you know he's mean
Some light can never be seen

[Repeat verse 1]

Gotta get away
Get away
Gotta get away
Get away yeah

holy diver
soul survivor
your armours clean

holy diver

Moople
June 22nd 2013

228 Comments


rip dethtrasher



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