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Ronnie James Dio Public Memorial Announced

Fans will be able to honor the memory of the late metal icon May 30 in Los Angeles. Click here for details.

Iconic metal frontman Ronnie James Dio will be honored in a public memorial service Sunday, May 30, in Los Angeles. The singer, known for his time fronting the post-Ozzy Osbourne version of Black Sabbath and for his own solo career, passed away last weekend from complications of stomach cancer. He was 67.

The memorial will begin at 2:00 P.M. at the Hall of Liberty, on the edge of L.A.’s Griffith Park (6300 Forest Lawn Drive).

“This will be a celebration of the life and music of Ronnie James Dio and is open to all of his friends and fans from around the world,” read a post on Dio’s official website. Dio’s widow, Wendy, has asked that fans wishing to honor her husband make a donation to the Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund, care of Niji Entertainment Group, 12400 Ventura Blvd. #624, Studio City, CA 91604.

A post on Dio’s official Facebook fan page, which has become the Internet’s busiest location for Dio fans since his death, suggests a few hotels in the Burbank area that are offering special rates for fans attending the memorial. There’s more info here.

To read a recap of tributes to Dio from his peers in the music business, click here.