May 17, 2010

my rainbow in the dark

I woke up this morning in a foul mood, and for no reason. I had an amazing weekend and I couldn't put my finger on this grumpy state I was in... that is until I read the news this morning.

One of my all time favorite metal singers Ronnie James Dio was found dead in his home Sunday. Literally I have a knot in my throat. I'm not handling all my heroes passing well at all. Granted he was 67 years old, but that is how old my father is. I shouldn't get so worked up over a celebrity that I've never met but this man was a rock god and one I will miss more than I can say.

Wendy Dio wrote this on her husband's website:
"Today my heart is broken. Many, Many friends and family were able to say their private goodbyes before he peacefully passed away."

Twisted Sister guitarist, Jay Jay French had this to say about Dio:
"He possessed one of the greatest voices in all of heavy metal and had a heart to match it."

I would have to agree 100% with Jay Jay French.


Rest in peace Dio, you will be missed beyond your wildest imagination.

 Dio via Google - Throwing Horns

UPDATE: For those of you that know who Dio is and enjoy a good laugh. I give to you For Dio: The Only Appropriate Tribute from

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iZombie said...

long live the kings of metal...


Nina Patricia @ The Adventures of Nina Patricia said...

I know how that is.

OK, I know you (and everyone else) is going to make fun of me for this one. I am/was a HUGE Michael Jackson fan. Always have been, especially when MTV was MTV not a reality TV Station. I never stopped loving his music and I was one of those women passing out and hyperventilating for him. I wish I was kidding. *sigh* When I found out he died I had to sit down. Plenty of friends and family where calling me because they knew I was the last die hard fan. To this day, is hard for me to watch "This is it" or any of his videos...I get chocked up. I lmow I'm weird but I truly loved him...and true love last a lifetime.

Kelly @ Dare to be Domestic said...

Nina - I loved MJ. I was even rocking "Remember the Time" this weekend driving home from a night out. He was a legend and died WAY too soon! ox

foxy said...


It is a great loss.

sammy said...

isnt it crazy how people get touched by people they've never met? i was somewhat amazed by how sad i was when michael jackson passed. i really think people are more 'connected' than they think and thats whether it be a celebrity, blogger, etc.

Shana said...

I got a little choked up by his wife's message also. It's very sad...he was too young. I was really sad when Michael Jackson died too. My boss made a bad joke the next morning and I got really mad and walked out of his office. I'm pretty sure he thought I was nuts.


McGriddle Pants said...

he truly was a Rainbow in the Dark.

meredith said...

rip dio..

letterstobetsy said...

AW. I was at a function last night and everyone was a buzz with the news. RIP.

bananas. said...

i'm sorry i don't know who that is but i feel for you.

i tend to get really emotional whenever a celebrity dies of cancer. mainly because i loathe cancer and that bitch has taken so many people away from me. grrr.

anyway, hang in there. hugs. xoxo.

Meghan said...

I don't know who he is - but I am sorry for the loss. I hate when celebrities pass away - we'll always wonder what could have happened!

Bumpkin on a Swing said...

Rock On Ronnie, Rock On, were the words the man standing next me during the only Dio concert I attended. A million times mind you, till I thought I could never stand to hear those words again. I had heard he was down with cancer, and this was evident, those words seem so appropriate now.
Rock On Ronnie!

Bumpkin on a Swing said...

I am now certain you are a hippie of some sort, I knew it already, and I like that about you.
Peace Sista,

Kelly @ Dare to be Domestic said...

Bumpkin hippies don't listen to heavy metal, do they?

P.S. You went to a Dio concert I am totes jealous!


It sucks it seems like all the greats die early. Check out this clip by Bill Hicks about musicians playing from their heart.

Anonymous said...

It does suck that all our rock Gods are getting older (not us, right?) and it makes me feel resigned.
I mean, how sad that we won't see them live at a concert, or at least the next Super Bowl 1/2 time? sigh

Rest in peace and love, Ronnie.

Anastasia said...

The smallest hardcore guy in the world of metal. He was brutal.

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