Wendy Galaxiola: Ronnie James Dio’s Wife

May 16, 2010

Wendy Galaxiola set the record straight due to early speculation that her husband died yesterday. However, today was his day when he left this world too soon, however, his music will be remembered. Find out what Ronnie James Dio’s wife said following the passing her beloved partner. See pictures and a video right here

Ronnie James Dio

The world mourns another legend as Black Sabbath’s lead singer is pronounced dead at 7:45 am, May 16, 2010.

As a biography, Wendy Galaxiola is singer Ronnie James Dio’s wife. She is in her early 60’s and served as the rocker’s manager. In the era of the 1980’s, she managed the bands Hellion and Rough Cutt. She is also the director of a private organization called Children of the Night that is committed to rescuing children of prostitution in America. In November of 2009, Galaxiola spoke on behalf of her husband and announced that Dio was diagnosed with stomach cancer.

Even though there was reports that the rocker had already died, the unfortunate reality is faced by many, as Black Sabbath’s frontman died this morning, May 16, 2010. TMZ reports that Ronnie James Dio’s wife shared the heartbreaking news via his webpage:

“Today my heart is broken … Many, many friends and family were able to say their private good-byes before he peacefully passed away. Ronnie knew how much he was loved by all. We so appreciate the love and support that you have all given us. Please give us a few days of privacy to deal with this terrible loss. Please know he loved you all and his music will live on forever.”

Wendy first announced Dio’s diagnoses with stomach cancer on November 25, 2009. Her statement read:

“Ronnie has been diagnosed with the early stages of stomach cancer. We are starting treatment immediately at the Mayo Clinic. After he kills this dragon, Ronnie will be back on stage, where he belongs, doing what he loves best, performing for his fans. Long live rock and roll, long live Ronnie James Dio. Thanks to all the friends and fans from all over the world that have sent well wishes. This has really helped to keep his spirit up.”

In an update just five months later, Galaxiola reported that Ronnie was responding well to treatment noting, “It has been Ronnie’s 7th chemo, another cat scan and another endoscopy, and the results are good – the main tumour has shrunk considerably, and our visits to Houston are now every three weeks instead of every two weeks.” It seemed as if he was really going to beat this!

Due to his debilitating health, Heaven & Hell announced that “all summer dates were cancelled as a result”.

Unfortunately, the Black Sabbath singer died at the age of 67. Your legacy will rock on!

What a terrible loss for a life gone too soon. My thoughts and prayers go out to Ronnie James Dio’s wife, Wendy Galaxiola, who has been there for the rocker every step of the way. Leave your condolences in the comment box and see photos and a video below. May you rest in peace and may your music be celebrated.

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(Click on each of the photos to enlarge)

Photos: www.wenn.com/Rachel Worth/Patricia Schlein/Jenny Potter

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One Response to “Wendy Galaxiola: Ronnie James Dio’s Wife”

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    Tina Says:

    hang in there keep ronnie memory alive he was the greatest and will be no other rjd we love you both