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Colleagues remember Pavarotti

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Modena, Italy - Colleagues are remembering Luciano Pavarotti's greatness, as the opera world mourns his death. The Italian tenor died at his home in Modena, Italy, Thursday from pancreatic cancer. He was 71.

The town plans to rename its theater in his honor. The Vienna State Opera has raised a black flag in mourning. Newscasts around the world flashed word of his death. Radio stations are airing his iconic recordings in tribute.

Conductor Zubin Mehta directed Pavarotti in Rome and Los Angeles for the legendary "Three Tenors" concerts and he says the whole world will be listening to his voice today. Another of those tenors, Placido Domingo, says Pavarotti's voice had "God-given glory."

Spain's Jose Carreras, the third of the tenors, says he'll remember Pavarotti as a man of wonderful charismatic personality, a very good friend, and "a great poker player."

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