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CONFIRMED: Dio has left us :(

Discussion in 'ProgPower USA' started by Metalmilitia2000, May 16, 2010.

  1. Metalmilitia2000

    Metalmilitia2000 UM's Resident Asshole

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    "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"

    http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=140129
     
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    dionysus11 MSTmike3K

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    Fuck, sad, R.I.P my hero
     
  3. Metalmilitia2000

    Metalmilitia2000 UM's Resident Asshole

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    Words can't express how sad I am right now... I stayed up all night waiting to hear verification that it wasn't true, once I got it, I was able to sleep. And now this...
     
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    AMBR Metal Grandma

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    Damn, I'm devastated. God bless you, Ronnie. You have so much to so many. Rest in peace.
     
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    pollution Yes,they call me Aki too.

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    What a sad, sad day for heavy metal and the music world in general.. RIP Ronnie James.
     
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    Tarathur Queen of the ’Ryche

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    I have no words - only tears.
     
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    BlackRoseMetalHeart Metal Mistress

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    My heart had been pulled in so many directions over the last 12-14 hours. I am truly saddened by this. It is always sad to hear of the death of a member of the metal community, but this is the first time I personally have felt the sting for someone I had never met, but only heard so much great about. My thoughts extend to Wendy Dio, their family and all friend and fans worldwide. This is a very sad day for metal.

    Rest in Peace Ronnie James Dio! :headbang:
     
  8. OrbWeaver

    OrbWeaver BECAUSE FALCONER

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    I can't quite believe it. I just sort of assumed Dio would live forever, even though I logically knew better. :(

    I'm glad I got to see him perform with Heaven and Hell a couple of years ago. It was a great concert and Dio was a fantastic frontman.
     
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    I can't believe he's gone. I just always assumed he would beat this.I was so looking forward to the new Magica albums, but i guess that wasnt to be. I'm glad i got to see him perform many times with Dio and H&H. But devastated we'll never get to see that Rainbow reunion. I got to meet him once back in 97 and he was so nice. RIP Ronnie, a dark day for metal :( :(
     
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    :(

    RIP Dio.

    Man, I'm so upset about it... Dio was one of the greatest... He'll surely be missed.
     
  11. J-Man

    J-Man Old as Yoda

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    R.I.P Ronny the world will miss your voice
     
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    Metal has lost its voice.

    RIP
     
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    TribunalRecords Record Label(s)/Vocalist

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    was at this show on my 12th birthday. first metal concert ever. DIO and Twisted Sister.

     
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    edgeofthorns 24 Hours Ago...

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    ...I honestly can't express how sad I am about this. I was so hoping he'd pull through this thing and get back on stage again. :erk: I'm grateful that I was able to see him live at least once in my lifetime during his last Heaven & Hell Tour.

    R.I.P. Ronnie James Dio...you'll truly be missed by all. :cry:

    ~Brian~
     
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    The worst news! Ronnie still had good music left in him. Sad to see it come to an end:(
     
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    R.I.P., we have lost a great voice in metal.
     
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    Very sad day. Glad I saw him in concert several times. RIP Ronnie.
     
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    Oh man, this is such a sad day. RIP Ronnie, RIP. \m/

    We catered the Albq H&H show last summer, and Dio as always, was such a kind, humble and gracious human. As the band was leaving the after show meet n greet heading for their buses, he came up to me, shook my hand and told me what a great job we had all done that day with the food/dressing rooms, etc. I'm sure that he did this at many, if not all, stops along the tour but it was still extremely awesome of him to take the time.
     
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    Absolutely horrible news. Dio was as close to as a metal God as you can get. Saw him with Rainbow a million years ago and then probably 15 times more times with Dio and Sabbath / Heaven & Hell.

    A very, very sad day for us all.

    R.I.P Ronnie. You will be missed.
     

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