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Tenor Salvatore Licitra Dead at 43

The Italian tenor Salvatore Licitra, who rose to opera fame after filling in for Pavarotti at the Metropolitan Opera, died yesterday, just over a week after suffering a brain hemorrhage and a motor scooter accident in Sicily, according to a report in the New York Times. He was 43. Read more: Salvatore Licitra, Operatic Tenor at Met, Is Dead At 43 (NYT)