We suffered another great loss last night. On the heels of Beverly Sills passing this last July, Luciano Pavarotti, that great, grinning, bearded hulk of a man with the voice of an angel choir, succumbed last night to cancer and died in his home surrounded by those who loved him.

May the soul behind the voice fly as gracefully to heaven on our prayers as he lifted us with music.

Buona notte, Maestro, buona notte.

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