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Italian tenor Luciano Pavarotti was among the truly great opera stars of the 20th century. His career highlights included opera house performances, celebrity duets and The Three Tenors - a musical legacy that lives on through countless CDs and DVDs. Relive his life through this timeline of Pavarotti's greatest moments.
On 10 February 2006, Pavarotti sang Nessun Dorma at the 2006 Winter Olympics opening ceremony in Turin - it was his final performance. In the last act of the opening ceremony, he received the longest and loudest ovation of the night from the crowd. In July 2006, while undertaking his international "farewell tour," Pavarotti was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. He died the following year on 6 September.
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