Tenor Luciano Pavarotti, known for his larger-than-life showmanship that helped expand the popularity of opera, died September 6, 2007, at his home in Italy. He was 71 years old. Pavarotti was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in July 2006 and had undergone further treatment for in August 2007. Pavarotti was born on October 12, 1935 on the outskirts of Modena in north-central Italy, the son of a baker and amateur singer. W hile he spoke fondly of his childhood, the family was ...