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#1 Posted by Rourkey (180 posts) -

Any metal fans out there in the GB Community i'm sure will be sad to hear that legend that he is Ronnie James Dio has passed away. He will be missed.

#2 Posted by Raven_Sword (3447 posts) -

Im sorry, but who is Ronnie James Dio? Im not a Metal fan, so maybe thats why i dont know. Maybe you can tell me what band he palyed in? Anyway, sad to hear.
#3 Edited by Chyro (353 posts) -

No!!!  
 
Man that blows.  I was just listening to Holy Diver a couple minutes ago.
 
Edit:  You bastard

#4 Edited by Metal_Mills (2997 posts) -
He's not dead. It was a fake report. And whoever made the fake report I hope they fucking die themself because Dio is a legend.
#5 Edited by Ghostiet (5271 posts) -

Dio isn't dead, the rumors where denied by his wife. He's not in the greatest shape, by he's alive.

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#6 Edited by Phaseshift (222 posts) -

Dio can you hear me? I am lost and so alone. I'm askin' for your guidance.Won't you come down from your throne?
 
Rip good sir.

#7 Posted by Jazz (2269 posts) -

damn, that sucks. 
Hope he gets better.....or if he is dead....I hope he gets better from that too.

#8 Posted by The_A_Drain (3910 posts) -
@Metal_Mills said:
" He's not dead. It was a fake report. And whoever made the fake report I hope they fucking die themself because Dio is a legend. "
This. 
#9 Posted by Coombs (3449 posts) -
@Raven_Sword said:

" Im sorry, but who is Ronnie James Dio? Im not a Metal fan, so maybe thats why i dont know. Maybe you can tell me what band he palyed in? Anyway, sad to hear. "

 
#10 Edited by Rourkey (180 posts) -
#11 Posted by BulletproofMonk (2720 posts) -

He is dead.   
 
This is truly a sad day in rock history. R.I.P :(

#12 Posted by Famov (768 posts) -

That's really depressing.
#13 Posted by PeasantAbuse (5138 posts) -
#14 Posted by Ghostiet (5271 posts) -

Oh damn, so he really is dead.

Fuck this shit, seriously.

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#15 Edited by TheSeductiveMoose (3617 posts) -

No............... ;(

#16 Posted by LaszloKovacs (1143 posts) -

Oh man, that sucks.
 
My dad knew the dude, I hope he's not too freaked out about it.

#17 Posted by AhmadMetallic (18955 posts) -
#18 Posted by zombie2011 (4973 posts) -

Fuck what the fuck, Dio was awesome.

#19 Posted by Jost1 (2077 posts) -

His face is being carved out in Mount Rockmore as we speak.

#20 Posted by Laharl (350 posts) -

Well if it is true R.I.P Dio, the man invented the metal horn hand signal so we should all raise em high for dio.

#21 Posted by Chemin (632 posts) -

It is a sad day in history. R.I.P.

#22 Posted by Dysnomia (689 posts) -
@Metal_Mills said:

" He's not dead. It was a fake report. And whoever made the fake report I hope they fucking die themself because Dio is a legend. "

http://mog.com/MOG_News/blog/1982352     
 
He's not dead.
#23 Edited by jakob187 (21670 posts) -
As confirmed by Ronnie's official website in a press statement by Wendy Dio, Ronnie has indeed passed away. 
 
Truly a sad fucking day for metal.  Our legends can't last forever, and this is a massive blow.  As a metalhead, Dio's version of Black Sabbath was one of the bands that got me hooked on the genre.  He was a pioneer and understood that metal was more than just a genre of music, but a lifestyle as well.  He lived it well, he sang it well, and he sure as fuck rocked it well. 
 
He will be greatly missed.
#24 Posted by Lumley (959 posts) -
@Dysnomia: That was 13 hours ago,  he passed away a couple of hours ago
#25 Edited by Ace829 (2083 posts) -

No, he's not dead. It's a viral hoax according to this.
Edit: NVM he's gone. RIP

#26 Posted by Dysnomia (689 posts) -
@Lumley said:
" @Dysnomia: That was 13 hours ago,  he passed away a couple of hours ago "
ah, my bad. 
 
If he really is dead, he truly will be missed.
#27 Posted by AhmadMetallic (18955 posts) -
@Laharl said:

" , the man invented the metal horn hand signal so we should all raise em high for dio. "

He didnt invent it, he popularized it. 
 
Rest in Peace, duder.............. 
 
#28 Posted by Kedi (101 posts) -

Farewell to one of the metal greats.

#29 Posted by drowsap (681 posts) -

dude that blows and i never got to see heaven and hell dam he will be missed

#30 Posted by JJOR64 (18990 posts) -

:(

#31 Posted by jakob187 (21670 posts) -
@drowsap said:
" dude that blows and i never got to see heaven and hell dam he will be missed "
I never got to see Dio live in any way either.  Definitely sucks hardcore!
#32 Posted by ajamafalous (11993 posts) -

Goodnight, sweet prince.

#33 Posted by Laharl (350 posts) -
@Ahmad_Metallic: 
Whatever, same thing, invented it in the metal universe :P.
 
Also linking this cause it seems appropriate. 
 
#34 Posted by chogi (555 posts) -

dio, time to go. you must give your sword and scepter to me, and a smaller one for kj. goooooooooooo!
 
rip dio!

#35 Posted by Trilogy (2653 posts) -

well...fuck.

#36 Posted by AhmadMetallic (18955 posts) -
@chogi said:
" dio, time to go. you must give your sword and scepter to me, and a smaller one for kj. goooooooooooo!  rip dio! "
haha good one. He just passed on the torch ..
#37 Edited by Ghostiet (5271 posts) -
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#38 Posted by S0ndor (2716 posts) -

I'm rocking out to some old Rainbow CD's right now. Man was a legend.
 
Visit the official Facebook page to leave your condolences for Dio.

#39 Edited by goodwood (600 posts) -

Damn I was planning my Bay of Pigs memorial dance too  RIP

#40 Posted by Rhaknar (5939 posts) -

Tenacious D must be devasted :(

#41 Posted by Equal_Opportunity_Destroyer497 (559 posts) -

Fuck! So it's true after all. A legend indeed. RIP

#42 Posted by JTHomeslice (239 posts) -

Really sad. He's one of those people I thought would never die.

#43 Posted by arab_prince (2053 posts) -

i know of him, and his influence, but i never listened to his music. I loved the original sabbath, never tried out dio's sabbath.

#44 Posted by Coombs (3449 posts) -
@Laharl said:
" Well if it is true R.I.P Dio, the man invented the metal horn hand signal so we should all raise em high for dio. "

 R.I.P Ronnie
#45 Edited by derO23 (44 posts) -

Sad day for the metal. Rest in peace RJD.

#46 Posted by jakob187 (21670 posts) -
@arab_prince said:
" i know of him, and his influence, but i never listened to his music. I loved the original sabbath, never tried out dio's sabbath. "
Dio's Sabbath was the musically superior Sabbath.
#47 Posted by Phazon (69 posts) -

Wow this is fucking awful.  Rest in peace, forever, Ronnie James Dio.

#48 Posted by GunslingerPanda (4744 posts) -

:(
 
Sucks. Missed my chance to see Heaven & Hell last year too, wish I'd gone now. RIP duder. Hope there are some fitting tributes at Download next month.

#49 Posted by jakob187 (21670 posts) -
@GunslingerPanda said:
" :(  Sucks. Missed my chance to see Heaven & Hell last year too, wish I'd gone now. RIP duder. Hope there are some fitting tributes at Download next month. "
I'm not gonna lie:  I'm curious to see if Metal Hammer or Kerrang or anyone does a tribute CD...and how shitty most of the covers will be.  =  /
#50 Posted by Phazon (69 posts) -
@jakob187: Well the only ones who can come close to Dio's voice are Bruce Dickinson and Rob Halford, so hopefully they WONT