Last night Hallyday’s wife, Laeticia, confirmed the death of her husband. “Johnny Hallyday has left us. I write these words without believing them. But yet, it’s true”, she said in a statement to the French Press.
Johnny had been fighting lung cancer for a while, but was still preparing for an new album and stage tour in 2018. It is just incredible how strong and popular he was. Considered to be ‘The French Elvis’, he sold more than 100 million albums during his career.
Besides his well known hit songs he also recorded a French version of the 60’s Animal hit “House Of The Rising Sun” under the title “Le Pénitencier” (Price).
With his incredible rendition of this classic we extend our condolences to the family and to all the fans around the World. It is a true loss and Johnny will be sadly missed.