Italian tenor dies in Sicily

FILE - In this Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2006 file photo, Italian tenor singer Salvatore Licitra performs during a media event in Taipei, Taiwan. Licitra who got a big break subbing for Luciano Pavarotti was fighting for his life Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2011, in a Sicilian hospital after a road accident. Salvatore Licitra's Web site described the singer as being in "very grave" condition at Catania's Garibaldi hospital. Italian news reports said 43-year-old Licitra suffered severe head and chest injuries when the scooter he was driving crashed into a wall in southeastern Sicily on Saturday night.

September 5, 2011 10:46:31 AM PDT
A hospital in Sicily says tenor Salvatore Licitra has died without ever regaining consciousness after a motorscooter accident last month.

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