A legend of metal, the great Ronnie James Dio passed away yesterday at 67 due to stomach cancer. He was the man who replaced Ozzy Osbourne in Black Sabbath after the Oz man went on an off the wall bender too many. He then went on to form Dio which led to a career in metal music spanning nearly three decades.

I’d like to ask you all to take a moment of silence, tip your forty, then proceed fire up Holy Diver.

Smoke’em if you got’em.