Ronnie James Dio

Ronnie James Dio
1942 - 2010

Ronnie James Dio  American Vocalist

Age
67
Zodiac

Ronnie James Dio (born Ronald James Padavona, July 10, 1942 – May 16, 2010) was an American heavy metal vocalist and songwriter. He fronted and/or founded numerous groups including Elf, Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Dio and Heaven & Hell. He is cr...

Confirmed Relationships2
Longest Relationship30 yrs, 4 mths
Average Relationship Length15 yrs, 2 mths
First Name Ronnie
Middle Name James
Last Name Dio
Full Name at Birth Ronald James Padavona
Alternative Name Dio
Age 67 (age at death) years
Birthday 10th July, 1942
Birthplace Portsmouth, New Hampshire, USA
Died 16th May, 2010
Place of Death Los Angeles, California
Cause of Death Stomach cancer
Height 5' 4" (163 cm)
Build Slim
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Brown - Dark
Distinctive Feature Long curly hair
Zodiac Sign Cancer
Sexuality Straight
Ethnicity White
Nationality American
University University at Buffalo, New York, USA (didn't graduate)
Occupation Text Vocalist, Musician, Songwriter
Occupation Vocalist
Claim to Fame Dio, Rainbow, Elf, Black Sabbath, Heaven and Hell
Music Genre (Text) Heavy metal, hard rock, blues rock
Music Genre Pop/Rock
Year(s) Active 1957–2010
Music Style Hard Rock, Heavy Metal
Music Mood Theatrical, Aggressive, Rowdy, Ominous, Menacing, Provocative, Boisterous, Rambunctious, Dramatic, Bleak, Visceral, Malevolent, Rousing, Confrontational, Harsh, Energetic
Instrument Vocals
Instrument (text) Vocals, bass, guitar, keyboards, trumpet, french horn
Record Label Atlantic, Decca, Derby, Eagle, Eagle Rock Entertainment, Electrosound Group Midwest, Epic, I.R.S., Interfusion, Jove, Kapp, Lawn, Line, Mayhem, MCA, MGM, Niji Entertainment Group, Parkway, Polydor, Purple, Reb, Reprise, Rhino, Roadrunner, Safari, Sanctuary, Seneca, Spitfire, Stateside, Swan, Valex, Vertigo, Warner Bros.
Associated Acts Black Sabbath, Dio, Elf, Hear 'n Aid, Heaven & Hell, Rainbow, Ronnie Dio & The Prophets
Official Websites www.ronniejamesdio.com/, http://www.ronniejamesdio.com, http://ronniejamesdio.com
Family Member Dan Padavona (adopted son)
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NameAgeZodiacOccupationNationality
Ronnie James Dio67 CancerVocalist
American
Wendy Dio71Manager
Loretta Berardi75

Children

NameGenderBornAge
Danny
Male

Filmography

FilmYearCharacterType
DIO: Live in London - Hammersmith Apollo2014 Singer Movie
Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny2006 Dio Movie
Meng xing xue wei ting1991 Movie
Hear 'n Aid: The Sessions1986 Movie

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    rn_tracy1_rnApr 22, 2013

    Ronnie James Dio, you left your mark on the music world. You will always be remembered.

    LAWoman1Jan 9, 2012

    Tony Iommi was diagnosed with lymphoma recently.
    Hopefully his cancer will be easier to cure than Ronnie's.. We miss you Ronnie.

    Mike MikeyNov 10, 2010

    Holy Diver was a pinnacle for me at 15 years old, You intriduced me to heavy metal and I am almost deaf now thanks to rainbow in the dark

    SweetnessMay 22, 2010

    I have been listening to Ronnie James Dio since I was walking!(which is many years!!) I am in shock as I JUST found out!! R.I.P, RJD!!! You will not be forgotten!!!

    Nomi86May 17, 2010

    He has such a lovely voice! May he rest in peace!!

    thomas moonMay 16, 2010

    RONNIE JAMES DIO WAS IS AND ALWAYS WILL BE THE GODFATHER OF METAL NO ONE EVEN COMES CLOSE THE MUSIC WORLD HAS LOST IT`S GREATEST SOUND. RIP /RJD

    yurimayAug 6, 2009

    Dio is still married to Wendy who is his manager.

    ClaireKJun 16, 2009

    I adore him? Isn`t he divorced from Wendy Dio? I know she still acts as his manager, but he said something in a 2005 interview that sounded like they were no longer married. Also, he doesn`t wear a wedding ring anymore. Anyone know for sure?


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