On this Sunday of May 23, 2010 marks one week that the world has went without the legendary metal singer Ronnie James Dio. Dio peacefully passed away on May 16th, 2010 at 7:45am after his six months battle with stomach cancer in a Houston hospital. He was 67 years old.
To be honest, I wasn’t a huge fan of Dio’s work but I do understand how much of a huge influence he was to many musicians. As a musician myself, I thought it’ll be a good idea to take a little bit of time to reflect on Dio’s hard works and contributions to the music industry. I believe many musicians, both big named and and us small guys, would not even be in this field if it wasn’t for Dio inspiring them to take the musician’s path.
By the way, here’s a statement from Wendy Dio on dealing with the trolls who are taking advantage of Ronnie’s death:
Ronnie hates prejudice and violence! We need to turn the other cheek on these people that only know how to hate someone they didn’t know. We only know how to love someone we know!
Holy Diver, you been out too long in the midnight sea…