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    Reports: Pavarotti's condition worsens

    ROME - Luciano Pavarotti's health has deteriorated and the tenor was in very serious condition, suffering kidney problems and losing consciousness, a local Italian TV station reported Wednesday.

    Television station E' TV Antenna-1 in Modena reported that the 71-year-old tenor, who has pancreatic cancer, had lost consciousness and was suffering from kidney problems at the Modena home where he has been recovering following a hospital stay.

    The ANSA news agency, citing medical sources, said Pavarotti was believed to have lost consciousness for brief moments in recent days. The AGI news agency said Pavarotti was in "very serious condition." It didn't name its sources.

    Modena hospital spokesman Alberto Greco confirmed Pavarotti was at home, but said he had no further information.

    Pavarotti's manager, Terri Robson, did not deny the reports; an associate answering Robson's phone said she had no comment.

    Pavarotti was released from the hospital Aug. 25, more than two weeks after he was admitted with a high fever. At the time, Robson denied Italian news reports that he had been treated for pneumonia.

    The opera star had surgery for the cancer in July 2006 in a New York hospital.

    Pancreatic cancer is one of the most deadly forms of the disease, though doctors said the surgery offered improved hopes for survival.

    At the time of the operation, Pavarotti had been preparing to resume his farewell tour. He has made no public appearances since then.
    Reports: Pavarotti's condition worsens - Yahoo! News

    I hate this, and pancreatic cancer is almost always fatal, regardless of the surgery.

    His version of "Nessun Dorma" makes me cry every time.
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    This is the worst news ever.

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    He has already lived longer than anybody I ever knew that got pancreatic cancer. If his kidneys are shutting down it won't be long now. A great talent will be lost.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Palermo View Post
    A great talent will be lost.
    Indeed.

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    I'm so sorry to hear this. I loved watching that video, Laurent - thank you! Both Pavarotti's voice and his face are extremely expressive and of course, the music is gorgeous.
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    This makes me sad...
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    He's 74 - circle of life and all that and what a fantastic gift he left us all. If it's time for him to go then I wish him Godspeed.
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    Yes that video clip brought a teary feeling. Thank you.
    I had no idea he was that old.
    What a voice, and a pretty cool guy too, from the interviews
    I've seen of him.

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    It seems like it all went downhill for him when he divorced his wife of many years, married his secretary, and lost a lot of weight. He will be missed -- I saw him once and it was quite an experience.

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    Quote Originally Posted by A*O View Post
    He's 74 - circle of life and all that and what a fantastic gift he left us all. If it's time for him to go then I wish him Godspeed.
    The article says he's 71.

    Not that 3 years is a big difference, I guess

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    The Great Maestro, the last note of Nessun Dorma, THAT disease, I'm a mess.

    Nessun Dorma lyrics

    None must sleep! None must sleep!
    And you, too, Princess,
    in your cold room,
    gaze at the stars
    which tremble with love
    and hope!

    But my mystery is locked within me,
    no-one shall know my name!
    No, no, I shall say it as my mouth
    meets yours when the dawn is breaking!

    And my kiss will break the silence
    which makes you mine!

    (No-one shall know his name,
    and we, alas, shall die!)

    Vanish, o night!
    Fade, stars!
    At dawn I shall win

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    ^^Such beautiful poetry. Yes, THAT disease. I was thinking about my father-in-law today and how he suffered. Nobody wants to die, no matter how old they are.

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    I have a love-hate thing about Pavarotti due to every dinner as a teenager being accompanied by him...pure teenage torture, but I don't wish pancreatic cancer on anyone. I wish him only peace right now.
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    He has passed away.

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    Yes, I heard about 15 minutes ago from my husband. So sad.

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