Ronnie James Dio


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Portsmouth, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, USA
Death 16 May 2010 (aged 67)
Houston, Harris County, Texas, USA
Burial Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Plot Courts of Remembrance section, Map #A69, Distinguished Memorial – Sarcophagus 77 (Three Children sarcophagus)
Memorial ID 52461224 View Source

Heavy Metal 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.


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  • Originally Created by: T.V.F.T.H.
  • Added: 16 May 2010
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  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Ronnie James Dio (10 Jul 1942–16 May 2010), Find a Grave Memorial ID 52461224, citing Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find a Grave .