The Dio Memorial

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Fans gather to remember Ronnie James Dio:

This is a surprisingly good article from the AP about the memorial service held for Ronnie James Dio held this past weekend.

If I had the cash I would have been there myself.

While the slew of musicians that were there was an impressive list I’d rather focus on Ronnie’s son Dan Padavona and what he had to tell the crowd…

Dio’s son, Dan Padavona, cautioned the memorial crowd to be screened regularly by a doctor and take care of themselves, something he said his father did not do.

“I beg you not to make the same mistake my dad made,” said Padavona. “For dad, the show always had to go on. He ignored the warning signs for years, and all along the cancer was growing and mutating from something that was probably easily defeatable into a monster which even Dio couldn’t slay.”

Maybe in death, Ronnie will be able to save some lives.

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