US rock singer Ronnie James Dio, who replaced Ozzy Osbourne in Black Sabbath, has passed away, his wife and manager have confirmed.
The 67-year-old had been suffering from stomach cancer.
"Today my heart is broken," says Ronnie's wife Wendy, who was with her husband when he died on Sunday morning.
"Many, many friends and family were able to say their private goodbyes before he peacefully passed away," she says.
"Please know he loved you all and his music will live on forever."