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Ronnie James Dio - In Memory by JeremySaffer Ronnie James Dio - In Memory by JeremySaffer
I wanted to post, what I believed to be an iconic image of the beloved Ronnie James Dio, who was taken away from us this morning after a battle with stomach cancer.

Dio is the greatest vocalist in metal and paved the way for metal to exist in the capacity it does today.

to say this is the most tragic loss in metal history, is a vast understatement.

RIP Dio. You will forever be the flame of which no one could ever hold a candle to.

:(

hers a blog i posted in memory of DIO: [link]

NOTE - DD: Thanks so much for the DD - i feel so honored, but even more so, I am very happy that this is also honoring the greatest singer in metal of all time. Lets remember how amazing his music, his words, and everything that he gave to us. We should celebrate his presence - as it truely was a gift. RIP DIO.

Also - everyone should look into donating some money to the new Ronnie James Dio - Stand Up and Shout cancer fund which you can send in here = 12400 Ventura Blvd. #837, Studio City, CA 91604 USA. or via paypal/credit card on dios website www.ronniejamesdio.com

RIP
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Given 2010-05-26
Suggester says, "This picture is iconic. It was this man, whose death has gone unnoticed by the media, who propagated the sign of the horns in the heavy metal music!"
Ronnie James Dio - In Memory by *JeremySaffer

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:iconada666pounder:
Ada666pounder Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:heart:
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Y-N-1-F Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013
Long live his memory. Dio rocked the free world like no other. His music filled my own teenage years with excitement and mystery. 
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groovythemes Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013
Rock n' roll DIO!!! \m/
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StonedGato Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
DIO is for sure one of my hero's :D
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maska13 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013
featured: [link]
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Venomfyre Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013
Listening to Dio right now. Metal will never die, and neither will his memory.
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011Art Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Professional General Artist
Wow, great photo... love dio ;)
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:iconlucasvn:
LucasVN Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013
From rockabilly to blues rock to heavy metal, he witnessed the evolution of rock from its earliest days, and shone ever more brightly as time passed. He may have left for heaven too soon, but his legacy will never die.
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Mewtow4590 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012
Holy diver Man on the silver mountain Rainbow in the dark all masterpieces from the late great Ronnie James Dio...
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prettyflour Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This has been featured in my journal!

[link]
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TheSmashBro Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Is there a name for shirts with wrist holes like that? I want one!
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:iconthe-chook:
the-ChooK Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011
awesome shot :D
and facking great to see a pic of Dio has gotten a DD. :la:
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ShadowOfAKid Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011
LIKE A RAINBOW IN THE DARK!! Love Dio.
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havr Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011
god we'llswitch you that bieber for ronnie
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:iconjarreltheluckyone:
Jarreltheluckyone Featured By Owner May 27, 2011
Ronnie James Dio, and after him Scott Columbus of Manowar... It's so sad.
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jmgardecki Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011
The Legend!
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Melvin32 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2011
I cried for 30 minutes when I heard he died.... he was my #1 idol...
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the-sin-of-sloth Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011
i did share a tear when i got the news he died..... i havnt cried in years until that moment.
im an atheist however if it meant meeting dio i would definitely believe in heaven and hell
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CheetahhChopstixx Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
LOVE love love
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:iconmosa93:
Mosa93 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
He was one of the best and most important singers of all time. RIP
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dahkrakenlord Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
when Dio died he broke the gates of hell and told satan thanks for keeping my seat warm now go make me a cake bitch
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trainoflegos Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
the world will miss you. RIP Dio the greatest metal head of all time :headbang: :headbang::headbang::headbang::headbang::headbang::headbang::headbang::headbang::headbang::headbang::headbang::headbang::headbang:
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hornsarefordemons5 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2011
Horns up for Dio and horns up for you brother. Long Live Rock and Roll!
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Ynini-Kun Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2010
RIP Dio! He was THE prophet of Heavy Metal :heart:
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:iconprogenyofwinter:
ProgenyOfWinter Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2010
The legend lives. I raise my horns to you.
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AntiShipper Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2010
Dio isn't dead, he's just ruling over the Silver Mountain...
Sleep well, dear King.
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singbustersong Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2010
dio even u are not here thee power we live with us god bless u
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slicexpaperxwrist Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010
aww i cried when i heard about it on the radio that morning...then my friend started telling me about it at school and i cried some more...my teacher was like "WTH??"*Tear*
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ForestWanderers Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
DIO! You will forever be remembered! :headbang:
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FlakyRock Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010
R.I.P.
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4everFreedom Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i wanted to cry when i found out T___________________T, he is a really big loss, one of my favorite singers ever...
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Metal-Spike Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2010
Thanks for him.
Rest and Rock In Peace, Dio...
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Attackcheetah Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2010
Wow, I grew up listening to this guy. One of the best singers ever. I don't usually get gushy over celebrity deaths, but this one really affected me. Listening to old Dio stuff nonstop now. So amazing.
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R-Complex25 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010  Student General Artist
R.I.P. Dio you rocked! I was playing "Man on the Silver Mountain" riff earlier on my guitar, kind of tribute to a fallen legend. We will miss you Dio, you have been an inspiration to me and all others who aspire to make metal awesome.

Everytime I hear "Rainbow in the Dark" or "Man on the Silver Mountain" I will bang my head and stamp my feet to the rhythm as my way of remembering him. He will be missed and dearly.
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BrutalGeek Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I remember the day he died, I remember telling my friends, who are real metalheads, that he was dead. And they were going "Who?". That really made me sad...

:headbang: Rock on Dio, Rock On :headbang:
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Liv-Long-And-Prosper Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
R.I.P. Dio:(We will forever miss you:( *cries*
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PeterZiomek Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2010
RIP \nn/_ _\nn/
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XxPandamoniumXx Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2010
i still can't believe this guy is gone :[
he's a legend and the only comfort
i found was black sabbath
~:horns:
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akheronthe Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010
Definitely a METAL GOD... WAIT US IN HEAVEN!.

See you soon, HOLY DIO!!!!
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chlebzmasuem Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010
goodbay <666
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RawSalt Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010
R.I.P. Dio, the holy diver who tried so hard to slay the dragon of cancer
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conforimor Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010  Student Digital Artist
I was so sad :(
RIP GOD OF METAL!
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Meloman-AcidQueen Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010
RIP

\m/ metal god
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raquelmatos Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010  Student
long live ronnie james dio. ♥
beautiful work.
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Dillybar64 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010
Wow.
Not one comment about Westboro Baptist Church.
For all those who aren't already sick of them...
[link]
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:iconjeremysaffer:
JeremySaffer Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010  Professional Photographer
i just ignore them.
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Dillybar64 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010
Westboro hating everything is a gimmick. They are not a church, they’re not even a cult. They’re human waste hiding behind the First Amendment and spewing hate in the hopes that they can incite someone to violence so they can collect on a lawsuit.

That is their business, it’s what they do. is trolling IRL.
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tZAKOL Featured By Owner May 31, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Long Live King of Rock&Roll¡¡¡

R.I.P Ronnie James Dio :horns:¡¡¡
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omer-o Featured By Owner May 29, 2010   Photographer
rip :(
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Beasthandler Featured By Owner May 29, 2010
\m/ rock in peace
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