Vocalist Micheal Eden of multinational melodic metallers EDEN'S CURSE has released the following message regarding the passing of legendary heavy metal singer Ronnie James Dio (DIO, HEAVEN & HELL, BLACK SABBATH, RAINBOW):"Today is my worst fear realized. I've lost my favorite singer and a guy I'll always consider a friend. "Ronnie James Dio was the singer's singer. Heart, soul and an aggressive energy that no singer could touch. He took risks in the early '80s with album covers and made things look bigger than life to all of us who were teens at the time watching from either beside the stage or in the crowd. "Ronnie always had time for his fans and was a man who taught life-changing lessons to many of us who would some how end up slaying the dragon along with him in our own bands. "On behalf of EDEN'S CURSE and myself, I'd like to give our deepest sympathy to Wendy Dio [Ronnie's wife/manager] who is truly the best rock 'n' roll manager on the planet. "Wendy managed Ronnie with her company Niji Management, whom I'd personally like to thank, and always made sure I had passes and or tickets when the band would play Chicago going back over two decades. "Wendy has a heart of gold, as does Niji, and will make sure the fans are not left behind. "We all love you, Wendy. "I'm still very much in shock as is the collective metal community. "I loved Ronnie beyond words and have decided with the members of EDEN'S CURSE to include one of Ronnie's metal gems in tribute to his loving memory which will appear on our third release, 'Trinity', due out this coming fall 2010."