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- Posted on May 20th 2010 7:35AM by Chris Cope
It will be held on May 30 at The Hall of Liberty on Forest Lawn Drive at 2PM local time, and is open to fans from across the globe who wish to pay their respects to the ex-Rainbow/Black Sabbath singer.
The official Ronnie James Dio website says it is working on acquiring hotel discounts for those who are travelling from afar, and to check the official Facebook group for more details.
Wendy Dio, the singer's manager and wife, has requested in lieu of sending flowers, people should instead donate to the Ronnie James Dio 'Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund' by sending donations to: Niji Entertainment Group, 12400 Ventura Blvd. #624, Studio City, CA 91604, USA.
Since Dio's death on May 16 after his battle with stomach cancer, a multitude of stars from the rock and metal world have sung his praises, including Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich, who penned an open letter to the singer, as previously reported on Spinner.