Ronnie James Dio Passes Succumbs To Stomach Cancer
May 16, 2010
Legendary heavy metal vocalist Ronnie James Dio has lost his battle with stomach cancer, passing away at 7:45am this morning. Dio had been battling stomach cancer since November of 2009.
Ronnie’s wife Wendy posted the following, “Today my heart is broken, Ronnie passedaway at 7:45am 16th May. Many friends and family were able to say theirprivate goodbyes 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.”
Earlier this month the vocalist best known for his work with Rainbow, Black Sabbath and Heaven & Hell was disappointed in having to cancel his summer tour. At the time he said, “I would like to voice my great disappointment on the cancellation of the Heaven And Hell summer tour. Wendy, my doctors and I have worked so hard to make it happen for all of you, the ones we care so much about, that this set back could be devastating, but we will not let it be. With your continued love and support, we… will carry on and thrive. There will be other tours, more music, more life and much more magic.”