Italian operatic tenor who sang with the Spanish singers Placido Domingo and Jose Carreras. Together, they were given the name The Three Tenors.
He was the recipient of the Kennedy Center Honors in 2001.
He hosts famous artists like Mariah Carey at his annual Pavarotti and Friends charity concerts.
After moving to the countryside during World War II, he developed a keen interest in farming. He debuted as an opera singer in La bohème as Rodolfo in 1961.
He married Adua Veroni in 1961 and, after their divorce in 2000, he was remarried to Nicoletta Mantovani on December 13, 2003.