Born to the rock legend Ronnie James Dio and his wife, Loretta Berardi, Dan Padavona did not follow in his father’s musical footsteps but still achieved success in his career. Though not a world-renowned musician like his father, Padavona made his name known as well. Here is what you should know about the rocker’s son, and Dio’s wife, Wendy Dio.
Who Is Dan Padavona?
Born on July 21, 1968, Padavona is the couple’s only child together. Despite growing up around a rock musician, Padavona did not turn out to be a musician like his father. Instead, he focused on writing and became an author. He is a former meteorologist with the United States government. He began his writing career in 2014, after publishing his first novel, ‘Storberry.’ As for Dan’s relationship status, he is married to his wife, Terri Padavona, with whom he has two children.
Padavona has released a number of fiction books that have sold well. He is well-known for his fictional piece, the ‘Scarlett Bell’ serial killer series.
Additionally, the writer cut his thumb unintentionally in 2003 while gardening as a result of a garden gnome landing on it. Being the founder of the devil horns, the rocker was worried that he would no longer be able to do his signature sign now that his finger was cut off. Fortunately, the doctors were able to attach it back.
Who Is Wendy Dio?
Wendy Dio, one of the earliest female music managers in the male-dominated metal industry, co-founded the Los Angeles Women in Music organization. Her career began with the management of her husband, Ronnie James Dio, who was famously referred to as the ‘Pavarotti of Heavy Metal’ by the Tenacious D singer Jack Black.
She later extended her management responsibilities to multiple other artists. Wendy currently holds the positions of President and Owner at Niji Management, Inc., a personal management company she established three decades ago, and Niji Entertainment Group, Inc., a record label that has released a total of fourteen albums.
Wendy and Ronnie met in 1974, married in 1978, and Wendy reluctantly assumed the role of his manager. Ronnie was diagnosed with cancer in 2010 and passed away the same year.
Nevertheless, Wendy remains actively involved in various charitable endeavors, including the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund.