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Sunday, May 16, 2010

Ronnie James Dio, Dead at 67

Since Brett and I are not Dio fans it might seem weird to be blogging about his death, but bear with me. Very, very occasionally, we will watch Metal Mania on VH1 Classic. Maybe once a month or so. And every single time they play either Dio's Holy Diver or Rainbow in the Dark. Every time. Sometimes Brett refuses to turn it off until they play a Dio video. We get a giggle out of it. So in a small way, Ronnie Dio has enhanced the somewhat questionable glue that holds us together, the squishy cutesy goo that makes up the vast store of private jokes a couple collects when they've been together a long time.

Rest in peace.


^^W^^ said...

Fatboy73 said...

Message from Wendy Dio

Today my heart is broken, Ronnie passed away at 7:45am 16th May. Many, many friends and family were able to say their private good-byes before he peacefully passed away. Ronnie knew how much he was loved by all. We so appreciate the love and support that you have all given us. Please give us a few days of privacy to deal with this terrible loss. Please know he loved you all and his music will live on forever.

- Wendy Dio

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Brett said...

Roch on Holy Diver, rock on.