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Ronnie James Dio

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Birthday
10, 1942
Birthplace
California
Death Date
May 16, 2010 (67)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
10, 1942
Birthplace
California
Death Date
May 16, 2010 (67)

About

Singer/songwriter well-known for his work with hard rock and metal bands Black Sabbath and Rainbow. He also fronted his own eponymous band, Dio.

Before Fame

He went to the University of Buffalo with the intent of becoming a pharmacist but he dropped out after a year.

Trivia

One of the last songs he ever recorded was "Metal Will Never Die."

Family Life

He was married twice, to Loretta Berardi and Wendy Dio. He had one son, Dan Padavona.

Associated With

He replaced Ozzy Osbourne in Black Sabbath.