"There's not a person in metal today that doesn't owe something to Ronnie James Dio. I had the honor to meet him once, and to see him perform many times, including on 1980's Black and Blue tour (featuring Black Sabbath and Blue Öyster Cult). He seemed to treat everyone he encountered as an equal, but few are his equals! Rest in peace, and God bless you."

-Ralph Santolla (Guitarist of Obituary, Deicide, Death, Iced Earth)

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