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The funeral service of opera singer Luciano Pavarotti is taking place today and the service is being screened live on Italian TV.

Celebrities including Bono from U2 and Andrea Bocelli have travelled to his home town in northern Italy to say goodbye to this great man.

Pavarotti died on Thursday aged 71 after battling pancreatic cancer.

The singer’s coffin was carried into Modena cathedral by nine pall bearers, followed by his widow, second wife Nicoletta.

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Pavarotti sings Nessun Dorma in this video…

Nessun Dorma is an aria from the final act of Giacomo Puccini’s opera Turandot.
It was adopted as the official theme song of the 1990 Football World Cup.

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