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Pavarotti's Death Gets Little Attention in Italy

Pavarotti's Death Gets Little Attention in Italy

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Despite the worldwide attention paid to the death of Luciano Pavarotti, his passing has received little attention outside of his hometown in Italy.

Many Italians saw the star as a buffoon, who sold out to commercialism.

Meanwhile, preparations are under way for the burial of the tenor in his hometown of Modena.