The world's greatest Opera singer, Luciano Pavarotti , is dead. He died at the age of 71 in his home in Modena, Italy.
The Italian singer was diagnosed of pancreatic cancer last year, he tried hard to fight the disease but the disease took over at 4 a.m. (Nigerian time) this morning.
He received an award from the Italian government for promoting the country's culture. He was the first person to receive this award.
One news that amazed me was the fact that Pavarotti's first love was football. He wanted to be a football player when he was a young boy but he didn't make it.
He said he was very happy and proud when his song was used as the anthem in the 1990 world cup. He was an avid football fan. This was actually what brought him into the limelight.
He was into doing a lot of charities as well. He said it became a passion for him after he met Princess Diana.
Luciano Pavarotti underwent five bouts of chemotherapy and was eventually released from the hospital last month. He had been unconscious the last couple of days and eventually died this morning, thursday, 6th september, 2007.
May his soul rest in peace. Amen.