Opera singer Carlo Scibelli has died at the age of 50.

The tenor passed away on Friday (09Jan15) from acute respiratory distress syndrome, days after he was diagnosed with pancreatitis and had to undergo treatment to have several gallstones removed at St. Luke's Hospital in New York.

Throughout his career, Scibelli performed at city operas in Los Angeles and San Francisco, California, London, the Deutsche Oper Berlin in Germany and the Teatro Colon in Argentina.