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Fans Pushing For Ronnie James Dio Hometown Statue

03/18/2016
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(Classic Rock) A petition has been launched for a Ronnie James Dio statue to be erected in the late rock icon's hometown of Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Dio died in May 2010 at the age of 67 after losing his battle with stomach cancer.

More than 1400 fans have signed the petition to have a memorial erected in the city's Prescott Park to honor the Rainbow and Black Sabbath singer's legacy.

Arts organizer and campaign founder Brian Kelly says: "Ronnie James Dio is a hero and a champion of art and deserves to be memorialized forever on his native soil. Dio was a musician that had, and still has, a great influence on many in the music industry. Read more here.

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