Johnny Hallyday, one of the most famous French singers, died. Jean-Philippe Smet died at 74 years of age from lung cancer. His wife Laeticia Hallyday has given the sad announcement.
Johnny Hallyday’s cancer battle
“Johnny Hallyday has gone away. I write these words without being able to believe you.” Laeticia Hallyday has written talking about her husband, Johnny Hallyday. The French singer had been hospitalized on the night between Sunday and Monday for respiratory problems. For months he had been treated and anti-cancer in Paris. Several times the family has tried to say the alarmist rumors spread in some media.
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With his old friends
Johnny Hallyday sang for 55 years and declared a new studio album with a summer tour in 2018. Despite the illness, which he announced last March, he maintained his commitment to singing on tour with the Vieilles Canailles previous summer, together with his old friends and singers Jacques Dutronc and Eddy Mitchell. That was his last public appearance.
He has hundreds of millions of fans
Johnny leaves over 1000 songs and hundreds of millions of fans. It has always been a fighter to be included in his last speech: “Fuck, Cancer,” was the phrase written in many of his messages on social networks. Johnny was a national icon. In 1998, over 200,000 spectators arrived at the Stade de France in three shows. He returned in 2009 and 2012. In his career, he has sold over 100 million records.
Johnny Hallyday Bio
Born in 1943 in Paris, Johnny Hallyday is approaching his career in the early 1960s. He was the first to broadcast rock in France, by adapting the songs of the American repertoire. Married from 1965 to 1980 with the singer Sylvie Vartan, she had her son David, also a singer, while actress Laura Smet was born in 1983 from her romantic relationship with Nathalie Baye. Together with Laeticia Hallyday had also adopted two children, Jade and Joy.
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