Tears, pomp, extravagance as France mourns rocker Johnny Hallyday

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Tears, pomp, extravagance as France mourns rocker Johnny Hallyday

The words “Thank you Johnny” are displayed on the Eiffel Tower referring to late French rock star Johnny Hallyday in Paris on Friday. French President Emmanuel Macron and hundreds of thousands of fans paid tribute to the late French rock star Johnny Hallyday on Saturday as his funeral procession made its way through Paris.
People wait outside the Madeleine church to attend French rock star Johnny Hallyday’s funeral ceremony in Paris on Saturday. France is bidding farewell to its biggest rock star, honoring Hallyday with an exceptional funeral procession down the Champs-Elysees, a presidential speech and a motorcycle parade – all under intense security.
A motorcycle parade follows the hearse carrying the casket of French rock star Johnny Hallyday, down the Champs Elysees avenue, with the Arc de Triomphe in background, in Paris on Saturday.
Johnny Hallyday’s wife, Laetitia Hallyday, and their children, Jade, left, and Joy, stand behind the hearse carrying the French rock legend as the funeral procession arrives at the Madeleine church in Paris on Saturday. Hallyday died Wednesday at age 74 after a battle with lung cancer, plunging the country into mourning for a national treasure whose soft rock lit up the lives of three generations.

Tears, pomp, extravagance as France mourns rocker Johnny Hallyday

The words “Thank you Johnny” are displayed on the Eiffel Tower referring to late French rock star Johnny Hallyday in Paris on Friday. French President Emmanuel Macron and hundreds of thousands of fans paid tribute to the late French rock star Johnny Hallyday on Saturday as his funeral procession made its way through Paris.
People wait outside the Madeleine church to attend French rock star Johnny Hallyday’s funeral ceremony in Paris on Saturday. France is bidding farewell to its biggest rock star, honoring Hallyday with an exceptional funeral procession down the Champs-Elysees, a presidential speech and a motorcycle parade – all under intense security.
A motorcycle parade follows the hearse carrying the casket of French rock star Johnny Hallyday, down the Champs Elysees avenue, with the Arc de Triomphe in background, in Paris on Saturday.
Johnny Hallyday’s wife, Laetitia Hallyday, and their children, Jade, left, and Joy, stand behind the hearse carrying the French rock legend as the funeral procession arrives at the Madeleine church in Paris on Saturday. Hallyday died Wednesday at age 74 after a battle with lung cancer, plunging the country into mourning for a national treasure whose soft rock lit up the lives of three generations.
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