Today is a sad day for the music industry. Ronnie James Dio died yesterday at age 67 after battling stomach cancer. He announced his ailment last summer after finishing up a tour in Atlantic City with Black Sabbath. His wife, Wendy Dio, said he died yesterday at 7:45 a.m.
He’s known for his lyrics about the battle between good and evil, and his unmatched ability to wail vocal notes up and down the scale. He even appears in the Tenacious D: Pick of Destiny film starring Jack Black:
R.I.P. Dio…you are a legend and you will be missed, but your music will live on and inspire us all for ages to come.