03/28/2008 02:45 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Surprise Pavarotti Will Leaves Wife $21 Mil In Trust

The late Italian opera star Luciano Pavarotti carved out 15 million euros (21 million dollars) of his estate in the form of a trust for his second wife, Italian press reports said Tuesday.

The surprise revelation was in a final will drafted on July 29, five weeks before Pavarotti's death, that was opened on Monday by the three lawyers of the singer's second wife Nicoletta Mantovani.

A previous will dated June 13 remains valid, distributing the rest of the tenor's estate among his three daughters from his first marriage, Mantovani and the four-year-old daughter he had with her.

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