Black Sabbath/Heaven & Hell members Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler have issued brief statements regarding the one-year anniversary of the death of their friend and former bandmate Ronnie James Dio who lost his battle with stomach cancer last year on this date at the age of 67:

Iommi: “A sad day, Ronnie you might be gone but will never be forgotten ”

Butler: “I can’t believe it’s been 12 months. RIP, Ronnie.”