Heavy metal god Ronnie James Dio — who was the front man for Black Sabbath after Ozzy Osbourne‘s departure in 1979,  has died at 67.

In the statement posted on his website, his wife and manager Wendy Dio wrote, “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.

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Posted by:Elizabeth Snead