Opera singer Luciano Pavarotti, Sept. 6

Opera singer Luciano Pavarotti, Sept. 6Luciano Pavarotti, whose vibrant high C's and ebullient showmanship made him the most beloved and celebrated tenor since Caruso and one of the few opera singers to win crossover fame as a popular superstar, died on Sept. 6. He was 71. Pavarotti, who had been diagnosed in 2006 with pancreatic cancer and underwent treatment in August, died at his home in his native Modena.
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