3 Day Event Planned to Mark Death of Ronnie James Dio

Heavy metal singer Dio dies
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A three day celebration of the life of the late legendary metal vocalist Ronnie James Dio is being planned for May 2015.

Dio’s widow, Wendy, is organising the events to mark the fifth anniversary of his passing.

Speaking to Lucas H Gordon she said: “Next year is five year’s since Ronnie’s passing, May 16th. So we’re gonna do a very big thing for the fans. Everybody can come from all over the world. We’re gonna do a big memorial in Forest Lawn in LA where he is buried.

“The day before that, we’re going to do celebrity bowling here because we want to have things for the fans coming from all the world to do.

“And then on the 17th, after the memorial, we’re doing a Ride For Ronnie with the motorcycles. We end up in a park, with a barbecue. It’s going to be a big, big celebration of Ronnie’s life in music.”

Wendy Dio runs the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund, which raises money for cancer research.

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