More Information Surfaces Regarding Death Of Late SAVATAGE Guitarist's Wife

SAVATAGE mastermind Jon Oliva's official web site has posted the following message regarding the death of Dawn Marae Oliva, widow of original SAVATAGE guitarist Criss Oliva, who passed away on Tuesday (Jan. 11):

"It is with an extremely heavy heart that we at jonoliva.net announce the passing of Dawn Oliva on Tuesday, January 11, 2005. Dawn was found in her home yesterday afternoon by family members.

"As most of you know, Dawn was the wife of guitarist Criss Oliva of SAVATAGE who was killed in 1993 by a drunk driver while on the way to the Livestock Festival in Zephyrhills, FL. Dawn was in the car with Criss at the time and survived the accident.

"Since Criss' passing, Dawn has had a difficult time with his loss. May Dawn now finally be at peace and with Criss by her side once again.

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"God bless you Dawn!"

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