Luciano Pavarotti is reported to be near death. I appreciate the beauty and passion Pavarotti gave to the world through his amazing voice. He was also a humanitarian:
In 2001, Pavarotti received the Nansen Medal from the UN High Commission for Refugees for his efforts raising money on behalf of refugees worldwide. Through benefit concerts and volunteer work, he has raised more than US $1.5 million, more than any other individual. [wikipedia]
Here is Luciano Pavarotti, performing "Vesti la giubba" from Pagliacci.