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Legendary Tenor

Pavarotti

Dead at 71

9/6/2007 2:08 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Epic opera singer Luciano Pavarotti, whose voice and style made him one of the most famed opera singers to have ever lived, has died, his manager told The Associated Press. He was 71.

Luciano Pavarotti
Pavarotti had been fighting a long battle with pancreatic cancer. His manager, Terri Robson, sent the AP an e-mail statement confirming that the singer died at his home in Modena, Italy, at 5:00 AM local time.

"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 read.

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stacie    

GOD BLESS YOU!

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Christina    

Wow. That's too bad.

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Kathy    

A class act! Rest In Peace.

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M    

saw on MSNBC breaking news, just happen to go here next.........thanks for the wonderful music with an unforgetable voice. Very powerful. May the heavens be giving you a standing ovation.

2548 days ago
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Cat    

So sad, REST IN PEACE!

2548 days ago
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AJ    

A legend. RIP Mr. Pavarotti. You will be missed, but your music will live on in our hearts.

2548 days ago
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Frank in Sacramento    

Oh! Solo mio!!

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Steph    

Such talent..... may he rest in peace. His music will live on..... God Bless!!

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Robin    

I was just was ready to log off and I saw that Pavoritti passed away. Wow.
I agree with all in the room. Applaude the music and he will be missed.
What a class Act.

2548 days ago
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Allen Walton    

Wait, I thought I can to TMZ.com.

Shouldn't there be some sort of joke about what a big fat douche bag he is? Or maybe a picture of a Teletubby waving goodbye? OMG WTF TMZ LOL BBQ.

2548 days ago
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Annie Deb    

Class til the end!

Goonight Gracie

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Ontariogurl    

May he rest in peace

2548 days ago
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Erica    

The World has lost its greatest voice... May you rest in peace

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divalasvegas    

What an amazing voice! Luciano Pavarotti was someone who brought so much joy to so many. May you find peace and may your spirit soar above the clouds.

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breezy    

R.I.P. true indeed a standing ovation for his final exit

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