Um 7:45 morgens am 16. Mai 2010 verstarb Ronnie James Dio.

Nachdem Ronnie James Dio im vergangenen Jahr mit Magenkrebs diagnostiziert wurde, veröffentlichte heute seine Frau Wendy folgendes Statement:

 

"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"