Posted in music on May 17, 2010

Dio @ the theater @ MSG (more by Tim Griffin)
Dio

Message from Wendy Dio

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 Dio

RIP DIO.

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Comments (41)

bummer

Posted by Anonymous | May 17, 2010 8:52 AM

Very sad day for the 16 year old me.

Posted by Anonymous | May 17, 2010 8:59 AM

Great voice and someone who will no doubt be missed.

Posted by Anonymous | May 17, 2010 9:19 AM

Sux ... inventor of Devil Horns.

RIP RONNIE

\m/

Posted by Burg | May 17, 2010 9:22 AM

Dios (malos) are dancing in the streets...

Posted by Anonymous | May 17, 2010 9:26 AM

Coolest thing ever was discovering that the DIO logo spelled out DEVIL if you read it upside down \m/ \m/

Posted by Anonymous | May 17, 2010 9:31 AM

im looking at the logo upside down right now and its taking quite the bit of imagination to turn it into devil.

Posted by Anonymous | May 17, 2010 9:51 AM

Greatest frontman ever. His music steamrolls ironic indie rock hipsters.

Posted by Anonymous | May 17, 2010 9:59 AM

\m/ R.I.P. \m/

Posted by Anonymous | May 17, 2010 10:35 AM

he was awesome in the Tenacious D movie.

Posted by Anonymous | May 17, 2010 10:56 AM

RIP Ronnie. You will be sorely missed

Posted by Anonymous | May 17, 2010 11:00 AM

\m/ \m/ double devil horn salute, rip

Posted by Anonymous | May 17, 2010 11:16 AM

This is seriously devastating to me..We really lost a music legend this time!

Posted by Jim | May 17, 2010 11:41 AM

I wonder if he's going to heaven?

Posted by Anonymous | May 17, 2010 12:29 PM

Little-known fact: he wrote "Rainbow in the Dark" about Rob Halford.

Posted by Crosseyed Sniper | May 17, 2010 1:22 PM

saw him last summer at msg's theatre... powerful show, he was a real gentleman, gratious, humble and blessed with pipes an angel would kill for...

Posted by Anonymous | May 17, 2010 1:36 PM

I will always remember you & will always love you dearly.

Rock on, my Brother........Rock on!

Posted by TOP JIMMY | May 17, 2010 2:45 PM

DIO > DREAM THEATER

Posted by FAKE HIPSTER | May 17, 2010 8:29 PM

I used to hate Dio, but now I like him because everyone else does all of a sudden. I think he influenced so many wonderful bands like Dream Theater. RIP RJD

Posted by Anonymous | May 17, 2010 9:10 PM

Dio ruined the good name of Black Sabbath. Those Sabbath albums he sang on shouldn't exist.

Posted by Anonymous | May 17, 2010 11:19 PM

Dream Theater is a great band! Who are these haters? Dio was the 1st Gay frontman in Metal. He was Gay way before Dream Theater!

Posted by Miller | May 17, 2010 11:21 PM

Whether you like or dislike his music, Dio had a powerful voice. He had a huge range. He could sing in 4 octaves. It's not about good songs or style, it's about technique. He wasn't a songwriter. He was a singer!

Posted by Anonymous | May 17, 2010 11:56 PM

He wasn't a songwriter? He wrote War Pigs and Paranoid! These Brooklyn hipster doosh need to shut their mouths and listen to the classics!

Posted by Neo | May 18, 2010 12:00 AM

He also wrote Sabbath Bloody Sabbath, the best Sabbath song ever.

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2010 12:01 AM

if this thread isn't proof enough to spay the parents of BV readers, nothing is.

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2010 12:54 AM

Dio > Adam Lambert

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2010 5:30 AM

Anyone who loves DIO, but hates on Dream Theater should be sorted out and neutered. Their music is indistinguishable. You fake Ohio transplant hipsters can leave, we don't need you here.

Posted by NY METAL DUDE | May 18, 2010 5:43 AM

Dying will make anyone hip these days! Dio? Really??

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2010 5:44 AM

A cock in my mouth? Yes please.

Posted by Ronnie Dio | May 18, 2010 5:44 AM

Anyone who loves DIO, but hates on Dream Theater should be sorted out and neutered. Their music is indistinguishable. You fake Ohio transplant hipsters can leave, we don't need you here.

AMEN to NY metal dude 5:43!

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2010 5:49 AM

Snowblinds a good song.

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2010 7:38 AM

Dio Fucking ROCKS...For Eternity.I only seen Dio live once,but he absolutely Reigned,I feel extremely lucky to have caught the show.Thanks Dio.I won't forget how excited i felt knowing you were about to take the stage...\m/\m/

Posted by Travis Ferguson | June 5, 2010 2:44 AM

AIDUNAIDUNNO I DONT KNOW SOMEONE HELP ME I JUST DONT KNOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by john gong | August 16, 2010 10:54 PM

I WANNA STICK MY WEINER IN HIS BUTT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by ass hole | August 16, 2010 11:00 PM

I WANNA EAT HIM IN MY FAT BELLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by fat ass | August 16, 2010 11:05 PM

WHO THE FUCK IS THIS RONNIE JAMES DIO???????????????? WHAT THE FUCK IS A GUITAR????????????????????????????? THIS HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH SUSHI OR RICE OR ACADEMICS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by diven chen | August 17, 2010 9:01 PM

WHO THE FUCK IS THIS RONNIE JAMES DIO???????????????? WHAT THE FUCK IS A GUITAR????????????????????????????? THIS HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH SUSHI OR RICE OR ACADEMICS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by diven chen | August 17, 2010 9:01 PM

WHO THE FUCK IS THIS RONNIE JAMES DIO???????????????? WHAT THE FUCK IS A GUITAR????????????????????????????? THIS HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH SUSHI OR RICE OR ACADEMICS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by diven chen | August 17, 2010 9:02 PM

ZIGGY BUDDY DO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by shit fucker | August 22, 2010 4:32 PM

Ronnie James dio is not gay who ever said he is probably some annoying asshole who likes to spread rumors

Posted by Anonymous | January 18, 2013 11:17 PM

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