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Death of Johnny Hallyday: the release of his wife Laeticia

Ⓒ AFP/Archives – Bertrand GUAY – | Johnny Hallyday and his wife Laetitia Hallyday attend the funeral of Mireille Darc at the Saint-Sulpice church in Paris on September 1st, 2017

Johnny Hallyday died in the night from Tuesday to Wednesday at the age of 74, following a lung cancer. Here is the statement written by his wife Laeticia, addressed to AFP.

“Johnny Hallyday is gone, Jean-Philippe Smet died on the night of December 5, 2017.

Ⓒ AFP – Paul DEFOSSEUX – | Johnny Hallyday, the French rock icon

I write these words without believing. And yet, that’s it. My man is no more.

He leaves us tonight as he has lived throughout his life, with courage and dignity. Until the last moment, he stood up to the disease that had been gnawing at him for months, giving us all extraordinary life lessons. The heart beating so hard in a body of rocker who has lived a life without concession for the stage, for its audience, for those who adulate and those who love it.

Ⓒ AFP/Archives – MARTIN BUREAU – | Johnny Hallyday and his wife Laetitia Hallyday attending the funeral of Jean-Chrysostome Dolto, said Carlos, in the church of Saint-Germain des Prés in Paris January 22, 2008

My man is no more. The father of our two little girls, Jade and Joy, is gone. Laura’s dad and David closed his eyes. His blue eyes will illuminate our home and our souls again and again.

Today, out of respect and love for this extraordinary man who was mine for more than 22 years, to perpetuate his passion for life, thrills, emotions without half measure, we unite all our prayers, and our hearts. We think of him so much that he will always be by our side, alongside those who listen to him, sing and cherish him forever.

Johnny was a man out of the ordinary. It will remain so thanks to you. Above all, do not forget it. He is and will remain with us forever. My love, I love you so much. ”

Laeticia Hallyday

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