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Ronnie James Dio’s Height And Other Cool Facts About Black Sabbath’s Late Singer

Date March 25, 2020 13:16

Ronnie James Dio was a very skilled musician. He revolutionized heavy metal music and left the never-fading mark in the industry. Dio was a frontman in a number of bands, including:

  • Black Sabbath;
  • Dio;
  • Heaven & Hell;
  • Rainbow.

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Ronnie James Dio’s songs were different as he was known for creating medieval-themed lyrics. Here are other cool things about Ronnie James Dio that many people likely had no idea about.

Interesting facts about Ronnie James Dio

1. Ronnie made popular the sign of the horns in heavy metal. The sign itself is the classic Italian apotropaic gesture. Apparently, Dio picked it up from his grandma, who often used it.

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2. Ronnie James Dio’s height was 1.63, which is the same as Pablo Picasso’s and Back to the Future star Michael J. Fox’s.

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3. Ronnie and his band Dio released their debut album, titled Holy Diver, in 1983. The album’s cover created quite a stir as when you turn it upside-down, the word “Dio” looks like “die” or “devil” but the musician assured that it’s just a coincidence.

4. Dio’s vocal style was inspired by his love of opera. At that time, heavy metal wasn’t invented yet and young Ronnie loved opera music, especially Mario Lanza.

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5. Despite the route many musicians had taken, Ronnie James Dio was not interested in any illegal substances.

6. Ronnie was a big fan of the New York Giants and Indian food.

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7. The legendary singer, known for his powerful vocals, claimed his singing ability was trained thanks to breathing techniques for playing trumpet rather than any professional training.

Ronnie James Dio’s passing

Sadly, the metal icon is no longer with us. Dio passed away in 2010 at the age of 67 after losing a battle with stomach cancer. According to Loudwire, there was a chance that the singer could have been saved had he received a colonoscopy earlier.

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Nonetheless, Ronnie James Dio is still in the hearts of those who love and appreciate heavy metal. His wife, Wendy, swore that she will keep her husband’s legacy alive. She believes that it’s her job to make sure that people still can hear Dio’s music and his incredible voice and we can thank her for that.

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