A sad day for metal indeed. After a six month battle with stomach cancer, one of the greatest heavy metal vocalists passed away on Sunday, May 16, 2010.
Performing for more than 50 years and being part of musical acts such as Heaven and Hell, Dio, Rainbow, and Elf, Ronnie James Dio had made himself one of the most respected names of heavy metal. In addition to his powerful voice, RJD popularized the "devil horns," the heavy metal salute.
Rest in peace Dio. You will be missed by metalheads and non-metalheads alike.