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By Newsferatu, Writer
Monday, May 17, 2010 @ 9:02 AM


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ROB, GLENN, K.K., IAN & SCOTT - Judas Priest: We are filled with great sadness at the terrible news about our friend Ronnie James Dio - our condolences and love go to Wendy and Ronnie's family - Ronnie was a wonderful man and will be sorely missed.

KISS: "We mourn the tragic passing of the great Ronnie James Dio. In addition to his powerhouse vocal ability, Ronnie was a true gentleman who always emanated great warmth and friendship to us and everyone around him. We will miss him."

OVER THE RAINBOW's Bobby Rondinelli: ''I was very sad to hear of Ronnie's passing, he was one of the best singers and writers ever, and every time I saw him he was a total gentleman, he will be greatly missed but never forgotten.''

THANATOS: "There are no words to describe this sad loss. One of the if not the greatest rock/metal singer of all time has passed away...you will be missed."

HAIL OF BULLETS: "There are no words to describe this sad loss. One of the if not the greatest rock/metal singer of all time has passed away...you will be missed."

NIGHTMARE: "The members of NIghtmare, along with the whole metal community all around the world, are crying the death of our master of all, Ronnie James Dio. He was not only the best metal singer of all times who inspired so many and especially myself: i have lost a part of my soul today. Ronnie was also one of the nicest artist you would ever want to meet. There is nothing more we can say and we cannot find the words to express our sadness. Our prayers go to his wife Wendy and to his family. God Bless You. R.I.P metal bro!"

LYRAKA's Andy DiGelsomina: "My music would not exist without the inspiration of Ronnie James Dio. Ronnie's music gave me courage to keep on during the worse parts of my life. It helped me to believe in my dreams, and that made all the difference. His music made my life better, and no one could replace him in my heart."

SPV: "It is with deepest sadness that we mourn the loss of a true legend, an amazing man, and one of the best rock/metal voices ever. The entire staff at SPV offers our deepest condolences to Ronnie James Dio's friends and family. He was truly one the best artists we ever had the pleasure of working with, and the memories that we have of him and his music will live on in our hearts forever."

Oliver Weinsheimer (Germany's Keep It True Festival): "One of the highlights of my life was meeting Ronnie James Dio in person in the mid nineties. I did hundreds of interviews in my life but the interview with Ronnie was an unforgettable event. Even though I was writing for a very small black and white fanzine back then he treated me like the chief of the biggest magazine of the world, a true gentleman and idol for a complete metal generation. Without DIO metal wouldn't have developed like it did after his influence. His legacy remains a treasure chest of pure metal magic. Songs of pure feelings and the root of all metal. I think I can speak for all the KEEP IT TRUE community that Ronnie is irreplaceable and will be missed forever. That is what legends are made of....RIP Ronnie..."


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