France's king of rock Johnny Hallyday dies at 74


Johnny Hallyday was born on June 15, 1943, attempted suicide in 1966, collapsed on stage in 1986 and married five times, twice to the same woman. – EPA pic, December 6, 2017.

FRANCE’S best-known rock star Johnny Hallyday has died aged 74 after a battle with lung cancer, his wife, Laeticia, told AFP today.

The leather-clad would-be Elvis, known simply as Johnny, announced in March he had been diagnosed with the disease and would undergo treatment.


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