May 17, 2010

Ronnie James Dio Succumbs To Cancer

According to Rolling Stone and various other news sources, metal legend Ronnie James Dio has passed away, losing his fight with stomach cancer. The man who made the "Devil Horns" gesture a staple in metal culture and a pioneer of his field.

This is especially heartbreaking news to us here at OrganizedRemains, not only because we love metal and respect the founding fathers, but also because Dio was born just an hour away from us.

I've seen cancer funds spurred from a lot less, so if there's any common sense left in the music industry we'll find ourselves hearing about a tribute concert to Dio with profits going to a Cancer foundation. My guess is we'll see it headed by Avenged Sevenfold, Tenacious Z and the remaining members of Heaven & Hell / Black Sabbath.

Condolences to Dio's family and close friends, and to Dio himself, we hope he's in a better place.

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