Ronnie James Dio has Died

This was confirmed to me within the last half an hour by both Wendy Dio and Geezer Butler. He died this morning – May 16, 2010.
More details shortly.
UPDATE: Here is the official note from Wendy Dio:
Message from Wendy Dio
Today my heart is broken, Ronnie passed away at 7:45am 16th May. Many, many friends and family were able to say their private good-byes before he peacefully passed away. Ronnie knew how much he was loved by all. We so appreciate the love and support that you have all given us. Please give us a few days of privacy to deal with this terrible loss. Please know he loved you all and his music will live on forever.
– Wendy Dio
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