LION'S SHARE On DIO's Passing: 'Our Mentor And Friend Has Left Us'

Swedish melodic masters LION'S SHARE have released the following statement regarding the passing of legendary heavy metal singer Ronnie James Dio (DIO, HEAVEN & HELL, BLACK SABBATH, RAINBOW):

"Our hearts are broken; our mentor and friend Ronnie James Dio has left us. This is a very sad day in our lives.

"When LION'S SHARE did the Monsters Of The Millennium tour (LION'S SHARE, DIO, MOTÖRHEAD and MANOWAR) [in 1999], Ronnie was very supportive and helped us a lot.

"We will dedicate our upcoming shows to Ronnie by playing one or two of his songs.

"Our thoughts go to his family in this difficult time.

"Ronnie, you are our favorite singer of all time. We love you!

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