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Luciano Pavarotti Biography

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Luciano Pavarotti (born October 12, 1935), an Italian tenor, is one of the most famous living singers, not only in the world of opera, but across all genres. He was born in Modena (Emilia-Romagna), in northern Italy.

He has four daughters: three with his first wife Adua (1962-), (1964-), (1976-); and one with his second wife (former assistant/secretary), Nicoletta Mantovani, who gave birth to Alice (January 2003-). He also has a granddaughter (April 2002-).

In March 2005, Pavarotti underwent neck surgery to repair two vertebrae. In June of the same year, he had to cancel a Three Tenors concert in Mexico due to laryngitis.

In early 2006, he had back surgery and contracted an infection while in the hospital, forcing cancellation of concerts in the US, Canada, and the UK.[2]

Pavarotti was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in July 2006 and required emergency surgery to remove the tumor. Shortly after surgery he was reported to be "recovering well". His remaining appearances for 2006 have been cancelled due to his ongoing cancer treatment, however his management stated that it is anticipated that his farewell tour will resume in early 2007.[3]
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