New Ronnie James Dio documentary in the works

Gary Miller/FilmMagicA new documentary about the late Ronnie James Dio is in the works.

According to Variety, the film will be produced by BMG, and will be the first documentary about the heavy metal icon to be fully authorized by his estate.

“I am very excited to be working with BMG on Ronnie’s long-awaited documentary,” says Dio’s widow, Wendy. “Ronnie loved his fans and I hope they will enjoy this trip through Ronnie’s life.”

A title or release date for the film has yet to be announced.

Dio died of stomach cancer in 2010 at age 67. The Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund, the charity foundation founded in Dio’s memory, will mark the 10th anniversary of his death with a special benefit gala, taking place February 20 in Los Angeles.

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