Wednesday, September 05, 2007
Pavarotti near death
Family and friends went to Pavarotti's home to be near the singer, considered one of the greatest tenors of his generation, E' TV Antenna Uno television station in Modena, the tenor's home town, reported. In July 2006 Pavarotti underwent surgery in New York for pancreatic cancer and retreated to his villa in Modena.
He had to cancel his first planned public reappearance a few months later. Taken to hospital with a fever last month, Pavarotti was released from hospital in Modena on August 25 after undergoing more than two weeks of tests and treatment. Italy's AGI news agency said cancer specialists were treating Pavarotti at home, and described his condition as "very serious".