Ronnie James Dio (1942-2010), Heavy Metal Icon

photo by Adam Bielawski

Legendary Heavy Metal singer Ronnie James Dio, who popularized the iconic “devil’s horns” hand gesture, has died at age 67 after losing a battle with stomach cancer. Fans of Ronnie and his music are have been leaving their condolences on his Facebook page.

Dio explains how he started using the “devil’s horns”, a gesture he picked up from his grandmother.

An incredible 1983 performance of “Rainbow in the Dark”.

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