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Singer and song writer Ronnie James Dio performed with Elf, Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Heaven & Hell, and his own band Dio. Raised in an Italian American home, Ronnie remembered his grandma making a devil horn hand gesture to ward off the evil eye. It was that same gesture that he would begin making when fronting Black Sabbath, introducing a generation of heavy metal concert goers to the iconic hand gesture.

His on stage persona belies the altruistic Dio who organized Heavy Metal bands to come together in "Hear n' Aid" to raise funds for famine relief in Africa.

He was 67.

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