French rock star Johnny Hallyday dies at 74

  • By Nandini Krishnamoorthy

Johnny Hallyday aka the "French Elvis" has died after battling lung cancer for several months. He passed away at his home in Marnes-la-Coquette, situated in west of Paris, following medical treatment at a hospital. He was 74 years old. "Johnny Hallyday has left us. I write these words without believing them. But yet, it's true. My man is no longer with us," his wife Laeticia Hallyday said in a statement to Agence France Presse on Wednesday (Dec. 6). "He left us tonight as he lived his whole life, with courage and dignity."

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