paid their respects to world renowned tenor, Luciano Pavarotti, who died of cancer at the age of 71 this September. The opera singer, who performed for
for 40 years, was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2006 and underwent several treatments in the past year. Family, friends, politicians, and celebrities attended a
service in Pavarotti's hometown of Modena, Italy. Members of the Italian Air Force flew over the cathedral, releasing the Italian colours into the air as the coffin, decorated with Pavarotti's favourite
, was carried out of the cathedral. Pavarotti is survived by his
wife Nicoletta Lavani and four daughters.