The body of Luciano Pavarotti lay in state at the cathedral in the city of Modena Friday as thousands of people lined up to pay their respects to the opera megastar whose charisma and voice were celebrated around the world.
Hundreds of people gathered Thursday night in Modena's main piazza to pay final respects to Luciano Pavarotti, whose vibrant high C's and ebullient showmanship made him the most beloved and celebrated tenor since Caruso.
Famed opera tenor Luciano Pavarotti, who appeared on stage with singers as varied as opera star Dame Joan Sutherland, U2's Bono and Liza Minnelli, died Thursday in Italy after suffering from pancreatic cancer, manager Terri Robson said in a statement. He was 71.
Placido Domingo and Jose Carreras, who memorably performed alongside Luciano Pavarotti as the "Three Tenors," have led tributes to the opera singer who died Thursday at the age of 71 after battling cancer.