Pavarotti 's Family agree on inheritance

June 30, 2008 11:15:16 AM PDT
A lawyer for Luciano Pavarotti's widow says his family has come to a friendly agreement on how to divide up his estate.

Pavarotti had drafted two wills near the end of his yearlong battle with cancer. One divided his assets by Italian law, giving half to his second wife, Nicoletta Mantovani, and half to his four daughters. The second left the tenor's U.S. holdings to Mantovani.

Pavarotti died last September. He had three adult daughters from his 35-year marriage to first wife Adua Veroni. He married Mantovani in 2003, and the couple had a young daughter.

Mantovani's lawyer Giorgio Bernini declined Monday to provide details about her agreement with Pavarotti's three eldest daughters. He says a judge is expected to confirm the deal by the end of July.