Elton John, Bono and Sting all pay homage to the singer


Tributes have been pouring in for opera legend [b]Luciano Pavarotti[/b] today (September 6).

As reported earlier, the tenor passed away at home in Modena, Italy, this morning after a year-long battle with pancreatic cancer.

The singer whose career spanned nearly six decades, performed with a multitude of diverse artists from [b]Vanessa Mae[/b] to Vanessa Williams.

Amongst the tributes today, on of his collaborator’s on the Warchild humanitarian project U2’s [b]Bono[/b], says how he spoke to the tenor just the other day.

He said: “I spoke to him last week. The voice that was louder than any rock band was a whisper. Still he communicated his love. Full of love.”

Bono also described him as “a great volcano of a man who sang fire, but spilled over with a love of life in all its complexity”.

Pavarotti performed with many rock and pop artists at charity concerts over the years including [b]Elton John[/b] (pictured above) who today said it was: “a sad day for music, and a sad day for the world”.

[b]The Police[/b] frontman Sting said: “We lost a great friend, a great voice and the world is a smaller place without the big man.”

And Queen guitarist [b]Brian May[/b] has said the world was “a sadder place, for the loss of this gentle giant”.

Luiciano Pavarotti was one of only fifteen people to be awarded a Grammy Legend award, as well as holding a Guiness World Record for the number of curtain calls – which was 165.

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