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Also Known As: J Osbourne, John Osbourne, John Michael Osbourne Died:
Born: December 3, 1948 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Birmingham, England, GB Profession: Singer, Actor, burglar, car horn tester, slaughterhouse worker

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When it came to rock stars, there were few equals when it came to the wild behavior and devil-may-care attitude of the self-proclaimed "Prince of Darkness" himself, Ozzy Osbourne. The British-born singer was catapulted to stardom in the late 1960s when he formed the heavy metal group Black Sabbath. The band's dark, bluesy rock style, punctuated by Osbourne's eerie vocals, turned the band into a commercially viable group for several years. Although critics blasted the band's albums, like its self-titled debut (1970) and Sabbath Bloody Sabbath (1973), Osbourne and company captivated millions of fans and influenced countless other metal bands that followed. After Osbourne went solo in 1980, the rocker amped up his notoriety with a series of drug and alcohol-induced antics that became urban legends - most famously, biting the head off a bat onstage during a 1982 concert. It did not help that the rocker was deemed a devil worshipper by conservative religious groups for his dark lyrics and use of Satanic imagery in his album art. After years of substance abuse, Osbourne revived his career after starring on the reality series "The Osbournes" (MTV, 2002-05), along with wife Sharon and his children. Widely...

When it came to rock stars, there were few equals when it came to the wild behavior and devil-may-care attitude of the self-proclaimed "Prince of Darkness" himself, Ozzy Osbourne. The British-born singer was catapulted to stardom in the late 1960s when he formed the heavy metal group Black Sabbath. The band's dark, bluesy rock style, punctuated by Osbourne's eerie vocals, turned the band into a commercially viable group for several years. Although critics blasted the band's albums, like its self-titled debut (1970) and Sabbath Bloody Sabbath (1973), Osbourne and company captivated millions of fans and influenced countless other metal bands that followed. After Osbourne went solo in 1980, the rocker amped up his notoriety with a series of drug and alcohol-induced antics that became urban legends - most famously, biting the head off a bat onstage during a 1982 concert. It did not help that the rocker was deemed a devil worshipper by conservative religious groups for his dark lyrics and use of Satanic imagery in his album art. After years of substance abuse, Osbourne revived his career after starring on the reality series "The Osbournes" (MTV, 2002-05), along with wife Sharon and his children. Widely considered the first reality family sitcom, "The Osbournes" showcased a softer side to the former bad boy of rock and his equally entertaining family. In 2010, Osbourne's son Jack produced the documentary "God Bless Ozzy Osbourne," a raw and intimate look at the rocker's life, from his humble beginnings in England, to his meteoric rise as a true original and pioneer of the heavy metal genre.

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Filmographyclose complete filmography

CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Gnomeo & Juliet (2011)
3.
4.
 Lemmy (2010)
5.
6.
 We Sold Our Souls for Rock 'N' Roll (2000) Vocals--Black Sabbath
7.
 Little Nicky (2000) Himself
8.
 Private Parts (1997) Himself
9.
 Jerky Boys, The (1995) Band Manager
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Milestones close milestones

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Joined a band as a singer even though he had no prior experiences
1970:
Released first album with Black Sabbath
1978:
Released from the Black Sabbath group
1979:
Obtained Sharon Arden as his manager
1980:
Released his first solo album
1980:
Began touring as a solo artist
1982:
His guitarist and friend Randy Rhoads died in a plane accident
1982:
Married his manager Sharon Arden
1982:
Entered rehab for drug and alcohol abuse
1996:
Headlined the second most successful tour of the year
:
Osbourne home featured on MTV Cribs
2002:
Family became the focus of a reality series "The Osbournes" for MTV
2002:
The Osbourne family received a book deal
2002:
Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
2002:
Reassembed for Ozzfest 2002 tour
2003:
MTV reality series "The Osbournes" was renewed for a second season; documented sharon's cancer
2006:
Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a memeber of Black Sabbath
2007:
Released <i>Black Rain</i> his first studio album in almost six years is also the first he has ever recorded sober; earned a Grammy nomination
2010:
Earned a Grammy nomination for the single "Let Me Hear You Scream" from his album, <i>Scream</i>
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Notes

"There is something F* unbelievable about seeing all the fans go crazy and chanting Ozzy! I would pay to see them!"- Ozzy Osbourne Askmen.com

"We had five engagement rings, because we'd have arguements and I'd throw them away"-Sharon Osbourne commenting how they barely made it to the alter (People.com2002)

Sharon Osbourne underwent an operation (June 2002) for a treatable form of cancer

"She's not allowed to die before me. I couldn't live without her"- Ozzy speaks about the pact he has with is wife (People.com2002)

"There are some who would say Ozzy Osbourne is grossly overexposed. There are others who are Amish." --Jon Stewart on The Daily Show, June 5, 2002

Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne adopted Kelly's best frined Robert Marcato after he lost his mother to colon cancer.

"I hyperventilate opening a box of chocolates. I'm the most nervous guy in the world, a frightened little man on red alert from when I wake until I go to sleep. I was born with fear." -Ozzy on his nervous disposition

''Two boys used to wait for me to come home after school. Then they would f--- around with me. They didn't f--- me but they messed around with me,'' he said. ''They would force me to drop my pants and all that s--- They felt me and touched me and... it was terrible. The first time it happened was in front of my sister and that affected me even more. It became a regular thing on the way home from school. It seemed to go on forever.''---Ozzy Osbourne revealing childhood sexual abuse Entertainment Weekly December 1, 2003

On December 8, 2003 Ozzy Osbourne was seriously injured in an accident while riding an all-terrain vehicle on the grounds of his British estate.

Companions close complete companion listing

wife:
Thelma Mayfair. Married in 1971; divorced in 1981.
wife:
Sharon Arden. Married in 1982; diagnosed with cancer July 2002; Sharon and Ozzy renewed their vows on December 31, 2002.

Family close complete family listing

father:
Jack Osbourne. Died in 1977.
mother:
Lillian Osbourne. Eceased.
step-son:
Elliot. Son of Thelma Mayfair.
son:
Louis Osbourne. Born c. 1974; mother Thelma Mayfair.
daughter:
Aimee Osbourne. Born September 1983; mother Sharon Osbourne.
daughter:
Kelly Osbourne. Born October 1984; mother Sharon Osbourne.
son:
Jack Osbourne. Born November 1985; mother Sharon Osbourne.
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