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Ronnie James Dio
Birth: Jul. 10, 1942
Portsmouth
Rockingham County
New Hampshire, USA
Death: May 16, 2010
Los Angeles
Los Angeles County
California, USA

Musician. An only child, he was born Ronald James Padavona in Portsmouth, New Hampshire to an Italian family. He started his musical career in New York in 1957, playing in various bands first on bass and then switched to lead vocals. He took the name of Ronnie James Dio professionally in 1961. Dio joined the group Rainbow and they released their first album in 1975. Dio left Rainbow and joined Black Sabbath in 1979, replacing Ozzy Osbourne. He formed his own band, Dio, in 1982. In January 2007, Dio was inducted into the Rock Walk of Fame on Sunset Boulevard. (bio by: T.V.F.T.H.) 

Cause of death: Stomach cancer
 
Burial:
Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Hollywood Hills)
Los Angeles
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Plot: Courts of Remembrance, Three Children sarcophagus
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: T.V.F.T.H.
Record added: May 16, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 52461224
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