He is known France’s rock ‘n’ roll icon similar to who Elvis is to us. Johnny Hallyday has died, according to the French President’s office.
“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.”
“The rock ‘n’ roll attitude which he brought from the US made him an idol to youth of the 60s,” Macron’s office said. “When the good days of rock ‘n’ roll were over, the public could have abandoned him but a new life for him began.”
Furthermore, Johnny was a true legend and he will never be forgotten.
Farewell Dear @JohnnySjh. Your friendship, sweetness and support are imprinted in my heart. It is an honor to have known you and to have spent time with you and your beautiful family. Your soul is pure Rock and Roll. Repose en paix. 📷: @candyTman pic.twitter.com/1ZAFUewHlo
— Lenny Kravitz (@LennyKravitz) December 6, 2017
I’m very sad to hear the news that Johnny Hallyday passed away. He was a giant in show business…a true icon! My thoughts go out to his family, his loved ones, and to the millions of fans who adored him for many decades.He will be sadly missed, but never forgotten.- Céline xx…
— Celine Dion (@celinedion) December 6, 2017