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In Loving Memory of Luciano Pavarotti Ave Maria - Opera

In rememberance of Luciano Pavarotti Rest in peace. Pavarotti in one of his finest performances.
Ave Maria by Schubert.

Here is a report from Pavarotti's funeral: By COLLEEN BARRY
The World bids Farewell to Pavarotti

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MODENA, Italy (AP) - Verdi's "Ave Maria" wafted through Modena's cathedral on Saturday as the world bade farewell to Luciano Pavarotti with a funeral close to his classical roots, attended by family, dignitaries and close friends and followed by admirers around the world.

Pope Benedict XVI sent a telegram of condolence, which was read out at the start of the service. He said Pavarotti had "honored the divine gift of music through his extraordinary interpretative talent."

Thousands of people watched the invitation-only service from a huge television screen erected in Modena's main piazza, where a recording of the tenor's most famous works boomed out during two days of public viewing.

Pavarotti's white maple casket, covered in sunflowers - his favorite - lay before the altar, with his wife, Nicoletta Mantovani, looking on. Sitting nearby were Pavarotti's three daughters from his first marriage.

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He died Thursday in his home on Modena's outskirts after battling pancreatic cancer for more than a year. He was 71 and was beloved by generations of opera-goers and pop fans alike for his breathtaking high "Cs" and his hearty renditions of folk songs like "O Sole Mio," and popular tunes like "My Way."

City officials said 87,000 memorial cards had been handed out to well-wishers.

Admirers signed books of condolences placed by vases of sunflowers outside the cathedral. The Foreign Ministry said similar books would be available for signing at Italian embassies and consulates around the world.

Bulgarian-born soprano Raina Kabaivanska, a fellow Modena resident who had worked with Pavarotti, cried as she sang the "Ave Maria" from Verdi's "Otello" as the ceremony began.

Master Pavarotti's kidneys are failing and he's been unconscious since yesterday. His health has deteriorated and the 71-year-old singer is in a "very serious condition,"

Death Watch

You don't have to be much of an opera fan to know who Luciano Pavarotti is. Legendary Italian tenor is praised as one of the best in the world.

Master Pavarotti's kidneys are failing and he's been unconscious since yesterday. His health has deteriorated and the 71-year-old singer is in a "very serious condition,"

Luciano Pavarotti died today at his home in Modena, Italy. Maestro remained positive until finally succumbing to the last stages of pancreatic cancer. Pavarotti was the king of tenors, his voice was a God-given glory. May his soul rest in peace.

Luciano Pavarotti died exactly 10 years after Priness Diana's funeral. Luciano was close friends with Diana and was deeply grieved over her loss. He attended her funeral and died exactly 10 years later. May they both rest in peace ♥

He was part of the four tenors with Placido Domingo, Jose Carreras and Mario Lanza.

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