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Rowlanda  (Level: 70.0 - Posts: 2856)
Thu, 6th Sep '07 2:17 AM


Just picked up on the late News
***LUCIANO PAVAROTTI has died***
He had Pancreatic Cancer, so was
probably ill for a very short time.
This is a big blow for opera lovers.
Pavarotti was one of the THREE TENORS
and spent his later years working to
bring opera into the mainstream of music.
He also performed and recorded with many
Pop Artists, in Italy as well as in other
countries around the World.
Goodbye to a Big man with a Big Heart....

Smoke20  (Level: 62.6 - Posts: 2815)
Thu, 6th Sep '07 2:23 AM

I heard earlier that he was critical. My mom-in-law will be crushed. She fell in love with him in that movie he made and has all his CDs. I'll have to call and comfort her in the morning. My sympathies to his fans.

Joanneeberlin  (Level: 181.9 - Posts: 686)
Thu, 6th Sep '07 7:03 AM

What a tragedy. He was so talented. God bless him as he rests in peace.

Greyghost  (Level: 68.4 - Posts: 640)
Thu, 6th Sep '07 7:06 AM

OH NO,i totally adored him.He will surley be missed.

Gypsylady  (Level: 140.8 - Posts: 6036)
Thu, 6th Sep '07 7:20 AM

May Luciano Pavarotti rest in peace, and may God bless his family and all of the people as they mourn his death. He was a great and talented musician.


Dyenamite  (Level: 49.6 - Posts: 669)
Thu, 6th Sep '07 7:37 AM

The final curtain call will be HUGE at his funeral. A true gift that the music world will miss. RIP Pav

Smoke20  (Level: 62.6 - Posts: 2815)
Thu, 6th Sep '07 7:40 AM

I didn't have to call my mother-in-law. She called me crying when she saw the news this morning. Pancreatic cancer is a dreadful way to go. I've been watching the eulogies on TV this morning. It's a terrible blow for opera - no other singer has had his impact since Caruso. He'll be greatly missed and long remembered.

Pepperdoc  (Level: 152.5 - Posts: 4286)
Thu, 6th Sep '07 8:28 AM

I saw him perform in person once. He was amazing...

Kaufman  (Level: 253.8 - Posts: 3936)
Thu, 6th Sep '07 8:54 AM

Thank you, Luciano, for what you gave us while you were here.

Marynuala  (Level: 131.3 - Posts: 994)
Thu, 6th Sep '07 12:34 PM

Yes, a tragedy. I will always remember his beautiful theme song Nessun Dorma for the World Cup 1990, which provded a lovely atmosphere. (The song also has special memories with a friend who too has sadly passed away).

Sblv  (Level: 186.2 - Posts: 336)
Thu, 6th Sep '07 1:10 PM

It is very difficult to believe. I have just bought a double CD for my 2 year old son to introduce him to this great voice. His recordings will stay with us for a very long time. It was probably the greatest loss of a celebrity persona for me. He was really a household name for so many people around the world.

Larefamiliaris  (Level: 135.2 - Posts: 877)
Thu, 6th Sep '07 1:23 PM

An awful way to go...
The big man will be remembered, more than anything, for taking away the elitist nature of opera and making it accessible - and enjoyable - to people who had never even thought about it before.
And so-called opera purists didn't like him, which made him even better imho!

Some nice tributes & links at the following:

Twinboymom2001  (Level: 67.0 - Posts: 197)
Thu, 6th Sep '07 1:41 PM

We have definately lost a legend! Luciano had a beautiful voice that was so full of emotion. My heart goes out to his family.

Sblv  (Level: 186.2 - Posts: 336)
Thu, 6th Sep '07 3:14 PM

Go to youtube, and while listening to and watching his recordings see what people from all over the world had written. Amazing!

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