By: Priyaranjan Trivedy
Thursday, September 06, 2007
Luciano Pavarotti, the legendary opera singer and an ebullient stage performer, who regaled a whole generation of opera lovers with his perfect pitch and vibrant high C's, has finally succumbed to a protracted illness, his manager Terri Robson told the press. He was 71, and was suffering from pancreatic cancer.
Terri, in an e-mail statement to the Associated Press, wrote that Pavarotti died at his home in Modena, Italy, early in the morning. He also wrote that in keeping with his never-say-die attitude, Pavarotti remained positive till the very last moment of his life.
Luciano, born on October 12th, 1935, became one of the best known vocal performers in contemporary times, in the world of opera and across multiple musical genres. He was also noted for his humanitarian work, and received a medal from the UN High Commission for Refugees for his work related to refugees.