TWISTED SISTER and other musicians from the Heavy Metal community are now adding their condolences regarding the passing of the legendary heavy metal singer Ronnie James Dio (DIO,HEAVEN & HELL, BLACK SABBATH, RAINBOW):
“The members of TWISTED SISTER, along with millions of metal fans around the world, mourn the death of our friend Ronnie James Dio. Ronnie not only was a giant in the worldwide metal scene, but he was also one of the nicest people you would ever want to meet. Beginning in 1983 when we first toured with Ronnie in Canada, and continuing over the last seven years when we played dozens of festivals around the world, Ronnie was one of the most supportive and gracious members of the music community.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with Wendy and Ronnie’s family.”
— Twisted Sister
“It is a very sad day today… I have lost a very dear friend.
“Ronnie was a true leader of heavy metal… an icon and a visionary… There will never be another like him.
“Ronnie gave me wisdom, and showed me great compassion when he was in ELF, all those years ago, when we were on tour together in my time inDEEP PURPLE. He was a beautiful soul, kind, considerate and a wonderful teacher.
“Some day I’ll be bringing your microphone up there with me, and we’ll sing a song, and share a Vindaloo together…
“I’ll miss, you mate.”
— vocalist/bassist Glenn Hughes (DEEP PURPLE, BLACK SABBATH)
“Crying right now in remembrance of my hero and friend, Ronnie James Dio.
“Dio died this morning and he was a major, major part of my life. I got to do shows with him and work with him and I loved Dio my whole life.
“Thanks so much.
“The world has lost one of the best.
“Your last album was your best. Of course.”
— Former SKID ROW singer Sebastian Bach adding his condolences to all of ours.
Ronnie died at 7:45am this morning, but his music will live for eternity. m/
— Slash via Twitter