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American singer

Ronnie James Dio is ...

Born 10 Jul 1942 in Portsmouth
Died 16 May 2010 in Houston
Age67 years, 10 months
Causestomach cancer
Ronnie James Dio
Ronnie James Dio
Ronnie James Dio on tour with Heaven and Hell at Charter One Pavilion in Chicago, IL, USA on June 11, 2009. Photo by Adam Bielawski

About Ronnie James Dio

Ronald James Padavona (July 10, 1942 – May 16, 2010), better known by his stage name Ronnie James Dio, was an American singer, songwriter, and musician. He fronted and/or founded numerous groups including Elf, Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Dio, and Heaven & Hell. He is credited with popularizing the "metal horns" hand gesture in metal culture and was known for his medieval-themed lyrics. Dio possessed a powerful versatile vocal range capable of singing both hard rock and lighter ballads.