The king of opera passed away last night after a year-long battle with cancer. He was 71. I will always remember the globally-known tenor's rendition of Nessun Dorma. Luciano Pavarotti led an amazing life; he spread the Italian opera to millions — even billions — crossing generational and social lines. He even got younger people like me to listen to the beauty and power of classical opera: he spread the music to the masses. The Maestro will be missed.