... Luciano Pavarotti, Opera Performer
One of the world's greatest known opera singers left us when Pavarotti passed away late last night at his home in Italy.
"Pavarotti, who had been diagnosed last year with pancreatic cancer, died at his home in his native Modena at 5 a.m., his manager told The Associated Press in an e-mailed statement. His wife, Nicoletta, four daughters and sister were among those at his side, manager Terri Robson said."
Pavarotti was 71.