Spanish singer Montserrat Caballé has died at the age of 85.

The soprano received international acclaim during an operatic career spanning 50 years.

But she reached a new audience in 1987, recording a single with iconic Queen frontman Freddie Mercury, which became the soundtrack to the 1992 Summer Olympics.

Caballé suffered a stroke in 2012 and had been hospitalised in Barcelona since last month.

Her funeral is expected to take place on Monday (October 8).

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