Johnny Hallyday, the Elvis of France, dies at 74

Johnny Hallyday, France’s rock ‘n’ roll icon has died, the French president’s office said in a statement on Wednesday.

He was 74 years old.

Hallyday had announced that he was being treated for cancer last March, CNN affiliate BFM reported.

“We all have a piece of Johnny Hallyday inside every one of us,” a statement from President Emmanuel Macron’s office said. “The public today is in tears, and the whole country mourns.”

He is survived by his wife Laeticia and their two...

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