Leaving Normal: Ronnie James Dio (July 10, 1942 – May 16, 2010)

Leaving Normal: Ronnie James Dio (July 10, 1942 – May 16, 2010)

“Heavy metal lost one of its icons Sunday when singer Ronnie James Dio died at 67. He was being treated in a Houston hospital for stomach cancer.

“My heart is broken, Ronnie passed away at 7:45 a.m,” said a statement by his wife, Wendy, posted Sunday on the singer’s Web site and confirmed by publicist Maureen O’Connor.” – here