Laeticia Hallyday attends a tribute to Johnny Hallyday in France | AFP

On the date of what would have been his 76th birthday, Laeticia Hallyday wife of the late French singer Johnny Hallyday arrives in Toulouse with her two daughters, to mark the inauguration of the Johnny Hallyday esplanade. IMAGES

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Fans celebrate birthday of late French rockstar Johnny Hallyday

It would’ve been his 75th birthday, and fans of French rocker Johnny Hallyday didn’t forget. Hundreds gathered for a mass at the Church of the Madeleine in Paris to celebrate with ecclesiastic renditions of his classic songs. IMAGES(completes VID1197604_EN)

French rocker Hallyday buried in Caribbean

French rock icon Johnny Hallyday was laid to rest in a private ceremony in the West Indies on Monday despite his first wife and many of his fans bemoaning a burial so far from mainland France. IMAGES of the procession to the cemetery

Hallyday returns to cherished Caribbean island for burial

The body of French rocker Johnny Hallyday was greeted by mournful fans late Sunday on the Caribbean island of St Barts, the paradise bolthole where the millionaire singer owned a cherished home and asked to be buried. Hallyday’s guitarist Yarol Poupaud played songs from the star’s repertoire outside the funeral home. IMAGES

Motos et rock’n’roll: la France dit adieu à son idole Johnny

Le cortège funéraire du rocker français Johnny Hallyday, suivi de centaines de motards, a descendu les Champs-Elysées samedi à Paris, passant place de la Concorde devant des dizaines de milliers de fans venus rendre un dernier hommage à leur idole. IMAGES. // COMPLETE ENVOI VID1115843_FR

France grieves ‘king of rock’ Johnny Hallyday

French music icon Johnny Hallyday died aged 74 after a battle with lung cancer, plunging the country into mourning for a national treasure whose rock ‘n’ roll entertained three generations. Fans began gathering in the cold before dawn outside Hallyday’s home in the small town of Marnes-la-Coquette west of Paris.

France’s king of rock Johnny Hallyday dies aged 74

France’s best-known rock star Johnny Hallyday has died aged 74 after a battle with lung cancer, his wife Laeticia tells AFP. The leather-clad would-be Elvis known simply as Johnny, who earned both love and scorn over five decades spent belting out American rock ‘n’ roll, announced in March he had been diagnosed with lung cancer.