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Pavarotti has died

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Gingerbear Thu 06-Sep-07 06:15:30

he had pancreatic cancer, and died last night - he was 71
BBC link

ghosty Thu 06-Sep-07 06:18:16

Oh, how sad sad

earlgrey Thu 06-Sep-07 06:19:18

How old was his young child?

Califrau Thu 06-Sep-07 06:25:46

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Gingerbear Thu 06-Sep-07 06:42:14

Califrau, that song sends shivers down my spine.
Earlgrey, I don't know about his child.

MrsJohnCusack Thu 06-Sep-07 06:58:58

I am really sad about this. Such a fabulous singer.

PippiLangstrump Thu 06-Sep-07 07:00:48

very very sad

pyjamaqueen Thu 06-Sep-07 07:30:09

Can't believe it. How sad.

tigerschick Thu 06-Sep-07 07:33:17

I saw on the news last night that he was critical.
So sad to hear he has lost his fight.
His daughter is 4 1/2 sad

DANCESwithTheMorningOff Thu 06-Sep-07 07:56:29

I didn't know he was ill shock. This is sad news indeed. He was a sensational singer.

missgriss Thu 06-Sep-07 07:58:52

That is very sad sad

Trinityrhino Thu 06-Sep-07 08:07:05

sad sad news

Kewcumber Thu 06-Sep-07 08:11:39

I didn;t realise he had cancer. Rare that an opera singer has such appeal generally.

BreeVanDerCampLGJ Thu 06-Sep-07 08:15:04

When they said he was being cared for by his family in Modena, it was sadly only a matter of time. sad

biglips Thu 06-Sep-07 08:16:30

sad sad

biglips Thu 06-Sep-07 08:17:26

he got such an amazing voice

FlameBatfink Thu 06-Sep-07 08:18:11

Just heard on the radio

FlossALump Thu 06-Sep-07 08:20:09

A horrible cancer and a horrible operation. Poor man I hadn't realised he was ill either until the news last night. I'm pleased for him that he spent his last days with his family around him. sad

EscapeFrom Thu 06-Sep-07 08:20:26

oh what a shame.

Beetroot Thu 06-Sep-07 08:21:02

Dh worked with him at the Opera House, He has some funny sotires to tell of him playing young men whie sitting on his stool with his pasta in the wings. When he went on a diet the pasta became ice which he crunched away.

dh stood in a queue for his autograph once, outside his dressing room. In the queue were sting, and other celebs who I cannot remember now. Dh was given his couple of minutes with the meastro like everyone else.


kokeshi Thu 06-Sep-07 08:22:14

Oh how sad, I didn't even realise he was ill. I haven't been watching much news recently. sad

Isababel Thu 06-Sep-07 08:29:18

Sad to hear he is gone, but he had been very ill for quite a long time. I saw him in a concert a good 5-7 years ago and he was already finding difficult to keep up with commitments as his health was quite poor, although I don't know if pancreatic cancer was the cause of his poor health at that time.

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fortunecookie Thu 06-Sep-07 08:46:35

No! I guess he had it coming with all his health problems. That's a great pity.sad

expatinscotland Thu 06-Sep-07 09:10:48


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