Ronnie James Dio has died.
American heavy rock singer Ronnie James Dio, who replaced Ozzy Osbourne in Black Sabbath, has died at the age of 67, his wife and manager have said.
Dio had been suffering from stomach cancer.
Before joining Black Sabbath he sang in Rainbow - formed when Ritchie Blackmore left Deep Purple - and later in Heaven & Hell and the self-titled band Dio.
Dio's wife Wendy paid a loving tribute to her husband on his website, saying: "Today my heart is broken."