Ronnie James Dio was a huge sports fan and would often write songs while watching New York Giants football, according to his widow Wendy Dio.

Ronnie James was also a lover of Indian food, thanks to the encouragement of former Deep Purple singer and bass player Glenn Hughes

Wendy revealed a bit more about her husband during a new interview with Loudwire at NAMM's Hall of Heavy Metal History of which Dio was the first honoree. 

Ronnie James remains one of heavy metal's most beloved figures, having been an ambassador of the genre for almost its entire existence. 

The Dios were also well known for their charity work, supporting various animal rescue and veterans charities.

Watch the interview with Wendy Dio below!

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