Luciano Pavarotti's daughter Caterina was present for the unveiling of his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on 24 August 2022. During the ceremony she said,
It is a great honour to represent my father on this beautiful occasion and I cannot tell you how much I wish he was here. When I think of him, and the importance and amount of the things he achieved, the paths that he opened up, and the countless emotion he both gave and received, I still feel quite giddy. I thank you, also on behalf of my sisters Lorenza, Giuliana and Alice, Nicoletta Mantovani and my daughter Caterina who is here with me.
Also present at the ceremony at 7065 Hollywood Boulevard to pay tribute to the tenor was the Music Director of the Los Angeles Opera, the James Conlon, who had a long professional relationship and friendship with Pavarotti and recalled ‘his incredible celebrity that has spread across the planet, going far beyond the confines of the opera house. In his path to international acclaim, he stepped out of the box in a pioneering way'.
Luciano Pavarotti, died in 2007 at the age of 71.
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A wonderfully deserved achievement for bringing opera to the masses with his most glorious voice. Brava to Cristina for getting it done.