Sad news this morning: Wendy Dio, wife and manager of Ronnie James Dio, announced that the iconic metal singer died today after fighting stomach cancer since his diagnosis last fall. Dio, whose long career included singing with Black Sabbath, Elf, Heaven & Hell, Rainbow, and DIO, of course, was 67.
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.