Opera great Luciano Pavarotti has died.
Luciano Pavarotti The worlds greatest tenor, has been struggling with illness for many months now, but continued to work.
Luciano, the most celebrated opera singer in modern times, is fighting for his life after his kidney reportedly collapsed.
Opera star Luciano Pavarotti is said to be in a "very serious condition"
Pavarotti, 71, has been battling pancreatic cancer, and surgeons operated to remove a tumour in July last year.
His most recent spell in hospital came halfway through August, when he was rushed to the Policlinico hospital in Modena with a fever caused by a chest infection.
He was released at the end of the month and his manager insisted he would shortly release his new album of choral pieces.
Pavarotti recently phoned a concert on the island of Ischia to reassure the crowd he was in good health.
He said he was looking forward to teaching his students again.
Tonight the singer remains in his holiday home outside Pesaro, despite the seriousness of his condition.
Sources close to his family said he had fallen unconscious.
Alberto Greccho, a spokesman for the Policlinico hospital, said it was not aware of Pavarotti's condition, as he was not being treated there.
Some of the most memorable performances from the world's greatest ever tenor.
Nessun Dorma, Paris 1998
Nessun Dorma, Torino 2006
Duet with James Brown
Schubert's Ave Maria
Duet with Barry White