What disease did Enrico Caruso have?
caruso usually smoked one to two packs of Egyptian cigarettes/day from his early twenties onward. We assume as he got older he suffered from
chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.His voice was noted to have gotten much darker during the last ten years of his life. What finally killed him was pleurisy. After the illness which nearly killed him, he began smoking again, probably in Mar or April of 1921... He died in August of 1921, in Naples, Italy, a mere 48 years old.
Enrico Caruso 23rd February 1873 - 2nd August 1921 was an Italian opera tenor of great international renown. He is considered to have been one of the most significant singers of the past 200 years in any vocal category, and a key pioneer in the field of recorded music. The links below will give you further information.