. From what I can tell… Ronnie James Dio, the metal legend who replaced Ozzy Osbourne in Black Sabbath, has died aged 67. Dio announced last year he was suffering from stomach cancer. He was being treated at a Houston hospital, according to his website. "My heart is broken, Ronnie passed away at 7:45am," a statement by his wife Wendy Dio said. "Please know he loved you all and his music will live on forever," she added. In a career stretching more than 50 years, Dio also piloted the bands Elf, Rainbow and Heaven And Hell. RIP Ronnie, you'll be missed greatly.