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Ozzy Osbourne singer, songwriter, and actor. He rose to prominence in the early 1970s as the lead vocalist of the heavy metal band Black Sabbath. He was fired from Black Sabbath in 1979 and went on to have a successful solo career, releasing 11 studio albums, the first seven of which were all awarded multi-platinum certifications in the US. Osbourne has since reunited with Black Sabbath on several occasions, recording the album in 2013. His longevity and success have earned him the informal title of "Godfather of Heavy Metal". Osbourne's total album sales from his years in Black Sabbath, combined with his solo work, is over 100 million. As a member of Black Sabbath, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and he was inducted into the UK Music Hall of Fame as a solo artist and as a member of the band. Possessing a distinctive singing voice and as a native of Birmingham, Osbourne is known for his strong Brummie accent he has a star on the Birmingham Walk of Stars in his hometown as well as the Hollywood Walk of Fame. At the 2014 MTV Europe Music Awards, he received the Global Icon Award. In the early 2000s, Osbourne became a reality television star, appearing as himself in the MTV reality show The Osbournes, alongside wife and manager Sharon and two of their three children, Kelly and Jack. Osbourne appeared with son Jack in the 2016 worldwide travelogue docu-series Ozzy & Jack's World Detour

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Ozzy Osbourne married Sharon Arden on 4 July 1982 and had three children with her. He later said that he deliberately married Arden on the US Independence Day so that he'd never forget his anniversary. Their children are Aimee, Kelly, and Jack. They also took in family friend Robert Marcato after his mother died, but never legally adopted him. Osbourne has numerous grandchildren. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)

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In this Jan. 26, 2014, file photo, Geezer Butler, from left, Tony Iommi and Ozzy Osbourne of Black Sabbath arrive at the 56th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. Black Sabbath will launch a farewell tour next year. The heavy metal band starring Ozzy Osbourne announced dates for its The End tour, which kicks off Jan. 20, 2016, in Omaha, Nebraska. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

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Tony Iommi, from left, Ozzy Osbourne and Geezer Butler speak on stage at the 56th annual Grammy Awards at Staples Center on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)

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Sharon Osbourne, left, and Ozzy Osbourne kiss at the 56th annual GRAMMY awards - salute to industry icons with Clive Davis, on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Dan Steinberg/Invision/AP)

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** FILE ** Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne arrive at the Elton John AIDS Foundation's sixth annual benefit, "An Enduring Vision," at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York in 2007. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini)

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FILE - In this May 20, 2010 file photo Ozzy Osbourne attends a listening party for his new album "Scream" at the Sirius XM studios in New York. Ozzy Osbourne says alcohol, not politics, has stopped him from playing in Israel until now. Osbourne's scheduled performance on Tuesday will be his first ever in the Holy Land. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes)