Global news outlets are reporting that the most famous opera singer of our time has passed away. Luciano Pavarotti died at his home in Italy after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 71 years old. The king of the high C's and longtime member of the famed Three Tenors was one of the most respected singers of any genre that the world has ever known. He'd been battling with cancer for slightly over a year, and recent news articles reported that his health was getting better. Read more about his passing here. --Jonathan Cunningham
To watch Pavarotti at work...click on the video below
For an even crazier video...check out Pavarotti and James Brown performing together!
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