One of the greatest and the most recognisable singing voices in the world has fallen silent. The operatic tenor Luciano Pavarotti has died at his villa in Modena, Italy after a year-long battle with cancer. He was 71. Pavarotti was already a star in operatic circles when he enchanted the wider public in 1990, the year football’s world cup came to Italy. His partners in the Three Tenors, Placido Domingo and Jose Carreras, have paid tribute to his unmistakeable voice and charismatic personality.