Ozzy pays respects to Dio

2010-05-18 08:46
New York - Ozzy Osbourne is expressing his sadness over the death of Ronnie James Dio.

Dio died Sunday of stomach cancer at the age of 67. He had replaced Osbourne in Black Sabbath in 1980.

Osbourne paid respects on Monday to the man who would reshape the legendary heavy metal band.

Osbourne said in a statement: "I was very saddened to hear of the passing of Ronnie James Dio. Metal has truly lost one of its greatest voices. My heart goes out to his family and to his many fans."

He added: "Love and respect."

- AP
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