Ronnie James Dio dies at 67

After rumours surfaced online on 15th May that legendary vocalist Ronnie James Dio had passed away, his wife and manager Wendy Dio denied the rumours at 2:35am 16th May stating he was in hospital and not doing well but he certainly had not passed away.

Though sadly only 5 hours later Wendy contacted Blabbermouth for the second time to state that he had now passed away with this official statement:

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.

The thoughts of everyone here at EspyRock are with his family and friends at this time.


Photo credit: Danny Clifford

     

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