Even though he was and still is one of the greatest opera singers, Luciano Pavarotti’s assets were far slimmer than anyone predicted. The singer died last month aged 71, leaving a whooping Â£12million according to reports from Italy.
Giorgio Bernini, lawyer for the star’s second wife Nicoletta, said: “That the maestro had debts is no secret. In the final years he cut back on shows and had hospital bills.”
Pavarotti had more than Â£5million in mortgages on homes in New York, Monte Carlo and in his home city of Modena, north Italy. Also bank records show that he had a Â£7million overdraft.
Pavarotti’s agent Terri Robson commented on the issue: “It is of no concern to anyone but family.”