Ronnie James Dio Public Memorial Service

A public memorial service to celebrate the life of Black Sabbath and Dio singer Ronnie James Dio has been announced.

Taking place at the The Hall Of Liberty in Los Angeles on May 30, the event will commemorate the life of the frontman who died from stomach cancer earlier this week.

According to the Ronnie James Dio Facebook page, organisers have acquired discounts for a number of local hotels for those travelling in.

Meanwhile, Dio’s wife, Wendy, has requested that in lieu of fans sending flowers, that they should instead donate to the Ronnie James Dio ‘Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund’, by sending donations to: Niji Entertainment Group, 12400 Ventura Blvd. #624, Studio City, CA 91604, USA.

Via NME

“I can truly say I’ve never known anyone to have such loyal, loving friends, fans, and family as Ronnie. He really was a special person, blessed with a unique voice and presence. He loved his fans — he would stay meeting and talking to them until the early hours of the morning.” — Geezer Butler

3 Comments

  1. Thanks for giving us all the info, just found this today, wish I could’ve attended. I hope the service was beautiful!

  2. A giant among men. RIP Dio, the world will miss you.

  3. what a great loss….I saw Black Sabbath in 1980 with Mr. Dio….what an incredible voice

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