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Tenor Salvatore Licitra of Italy sings during a free concert on the Great Lawn of New York's Central Park July 19, 2003. The concert was held to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the park. REUTERS/Jeff Christensen

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Italian opera tenor Licitra dies after accident

MILAN (Reuters) - Salvatore Licitra, a leading Italian opera tenor seen as an artistic heir to the late Luciano Pavarotti, died Monday from head injuries suffered in a scooter accident last month, a statement on his website said.