Fans gather to remember Ronnie James Dio

LOS ANGELES, cA The mammoth public memorial service honoring the late metal legend Sunday was more akin to a spirited rock concert than a dreary funeral.

More than 1,200 fans commemorated Dio inside Forest Lawn Memorial Park's Hall of Liberty.

Hundreds more gathered in the scorching heat outside the auditorium to watch monitors of the proceedings, which featured performances from some of Dio's rocker friends, including Glenn Hughes of Deep Purple, Geoff Tate of Queensryche and Paul Shortino of Quiet Riot.

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