RIKKI ROCKETT "DIO was one class act for sure"

Date May 16, 2010 / 1339 reads

Rikki Rockett has released the following statement regarding the passing of legendary heavy metal singer Ronnie James Dio: "So sad to see Ronnie James Dio pass. he was one class act for sure. All my condolences to the family and friends"

RONNIE JAMES DIO (BLACK SABBATH, HEAVEN & HELL, RAINBOW) who lost his battle with stomach cancer today at the age of 67. His wife/manager Wendy Dio has updated the Dio website with the following:

"Today (May 16th) my heart is broken, Ronnie passed away at 7:45am. 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."

You can leave your condolences on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/OfficialRonnieJamesDio