I am not a metal fan, and have never claimed to be...but after I married a metal head...I became aware of who this man was.
I learned a bit more from him while watching a metal show...he claims he brought to fame the classic metal hand. index and pinky to the sky while the others remain folded under....he learned it from his grandma to ward off the evil eye.
Ronnie died today from stomach cancer....it is hard to believe that such a strong voice and icon in the metal industry is gone.
Deep condolences to his family.
Thanks Mr. Dio for teaching me how a note can last forever!