It's hard to believe that three years have past since we lost the 'little man with the big voice' Ronnie James Dio. Luckily, I had the opportunity to see Dio numerous times with Black Sabbath and his own band Dio. One show in particular will always stand out for me; when I was witness to Dio and Iron Maiden down in Austin. What a night!

After having been diagnosed with stomach cancer in November of 2009, Dio fought the good fight until his passing at 7:45 am May 16, 2010, from complications of metastasized stomach cancer.

Ronnie's beautiful wife, Wendy Dio, posted these thoughts on the official Ronnie James Dio Fan Page on Facebook: "Today is a difficult day for all of us. It has been three years since Ronnie’s passing. Sometimes it feels like only yesterday and sometimes it feels like an eternity ago. Please take a moment of silence sometime in the day to remember him on this Anniversary of his death. I know you all loved him, and I thank you for keeping his music and his memory alive. I take comfort in this old prayer I would like to share with you."

I cannot speak, but I can listen, I cannot be seen, but I can be heard, I am in the song you hear, I am in the breeze you feel…I am in the stars you see. I am still with you.

Peace be with all of us.

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