Celebrating the icon, metal community collectively rose up in a myriad of tributes and honors. To pay some re-spect, we're bringing you the master at work - "Walk" guitar track awaits below.
As most of you would know, Dime co-founded Pantera way back in 1981, starting from early glam rock beginnings to becoming one of the ultimate greats.
He was shot dead onstage on December 8, 2004 in Columbus, Ohio.
See what the metal world had to say about Darrell and share your own tributes in the comments.
Happy Birthday to the guitar great and Ace friend/fan Dimebag Darrell. He'll be forever missed. pic.twitter.com/QzhV9hPdmR- Ace Frehley (@ace_frehley) August 20, 2014
HAPPY BL B-DAY To THE ONE & THE ONLY ST.DIME!!! tBLSt SDMF tDIMEt pic.twitter.com/QPVWSS5N8K- Zakk Wylde (@ZakkWyldeBLS) August 20, 2014
Happy Birthday Robert Plant!!! (LED ZEP) RIP and Happy Birthday Dimebag Darrell(PANTERA) and Phil Lynott (THIN LIZZY) ~ Gonzo Sandoval~- the armored saint (@thearmoredsaint) August 20, 2014