Monday, May 17, 2010

Black Sabbath singer dies at 67

Ronnie James Dio, the metal god who replaced Ozzy Osbourne in Black Sabbath and later piloted the bands Heaven & Hell and Dio, has died, according to his wife and manager. He was 67.

Dio announced last fall he was suffering from stomach cancer. He was being treated at a Houston hospital, according to his website.

"My heart is broken, Ronnie passed away at 7.45am," said a statement by Wendy Dio posted on the site and confirmed by publicist Maureen O'Connor.

Wendy Dio said that friends and family were able to say their goodbyes to her husband, and asked for privacy.

She concluded: ''Please know he loved you all and his music will live on forever.''

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Until next time keep rockin'
The 0800 Jukebox crew.
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