ROME  Luciano Pavarotti's estate has been settled "fairly," a lawyer said in an interview published Monday after reports of a dispute between the opera legend's second wife and three daughters from his first marriage. "The property was shared fairly," Anna Maria Bernini, the lawyer of Pavarotti's second wife Nicoletta Mantovani, told Il Resto del Carlino, a daily of Pavarotti's native Emilia Romagna region. "Nicoletta and the three daughters (from the tenor's first marriage) are friends," she said. "It was this affection that made it possible to reach the best conclusion to the negotiations on the estate." Italian media were swirling with rumours that Pavarotti's last will drafted some six weeks before his death on September 6, 2007, excluded the daughters from his first marriage from a US-based trust fund worth some 15 million euros (24 million dollars). That fund included three New York apartments and other property including a painting by Henri Matisse, reportedly awarded to Mantovani, who also had a daughter with the singer. Mantovani's lawyer did not say whether the tenor's "American" property was being shared under the agreement. The value of Pavarotti's fortune has been a matter of conjecture, with estimates in the Italian media ranging from 30 million to 200 million euros. Pavarotti died aged 71 of pancreatic cancer in his home town of Modena in northern Italy. The daily La Repubblica reported in October that he had 18 million euros of personal debt when he died.