Ronnie James Dio: One Year Death Anniversary
The heavy metal legend Ronnie James Dio, best known for his work with Black Sabbath, Rainbow, and his own band Dio, died due to complications with stomach cancer one year ago today. He was 67.
Artisan News Service has put together a repot featuring commentary from Dio's wife and Manager Wendy Dio along with his his cousin and ELF bandmate David "Rock" Feinstein, and Black Sabbath and Heaven & Hell bandmate, Geezer Butler remembering the metal legend. Check it out below.
Dio was known throughout the world as one of the most influential vocalists in heavy metal history. He was was recording and touring with the Sabbath spinoff band Heaven & Hell just before he was diagnosed with stomach cancer in late 2009 and underwent chemotherapy. Dio made his final public appearance in April 2010 at Revolver Golden Gods Awards in LA.