Pavarotti Dies at Age 71

One of the all-time greatest voices is no more, reports Alessandra Rizzo for the Associated Press:

Luciano Pavarotti, whose vibrant high C’s and ebullient showmanship made him one of the world’s most beloved tenors, has died, his manager told The Associated Press. He was 71.
His manager, Terri Robson, told the AP in an e-mail statement that Pavarotti died at his home in Modena, Italy, at 5 a.m. local time. Pavarotti had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer last year and underwent further treatment in August.

“The Maestro fought a long, tough battle against the pancreatic cancer which eventually took his life. In fitting with the approach that characterised his life and work, he remained positive until finally succumbing to the last stages of his illness,” the statement said.

Read the whole article on his storied career at the link above. My prayers and thoughts go out to his family, friends, and fans.

Others may have gained more critical acclaim, but in the world of male singers, probably only Enrico Caruso and Frank Sinatra were bigger stars.

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