Thousands of opera fans today turned out to grieve for the loss of their heavyweight champion, Luciano Pavarotti, 71, who died yesterday. The singer, who was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer last year, died at his home in the Italian city of Modena.
Pavarotti enjoyed 40 years on the world stage and became one of the world's biggest-selling artists.
Due to his size, the singing maestro was brought to the Cathedral in a specially modified hearse, a Nissan Dormer.
His two former singing buddies, the other two thirds of "The Three Tenors" turned up to give a press conference, stating that it was a tragedy of giant proportions. They'll now be known as the singing duet "Twenty Quid".
The Devil, of course, made light of the event. "Well, I turned up at the Pearly Gates, chucked this fella through, and shouted at St. Paul, "There's that tenner I owe you!"