Tragedy as La Scala star, 49, dies homeless on streets of Milanmain
Il Giorno reports the sad death, aged 49, of the Azeri bass Eldar Aliev, an artist who commanded leading roles around the turn of the century at La Scala, Paris, Madrid, Rome and Florence.
For the past 15 years, for reasons unknown, he chose to live homeless in Milan, sleeping on park benches or in a trailer.
Before his withdrawal he featured on Decca recordings with Juan Diego Florez and Riccardo Chailly.
May he rest in peace.
UPDATE: The missing years of Eldar Aliev