>> He was called the French Elvis. Johnny Hallyday has died at 74 on Wednesday after a battle with cancer. Described by French President, Emmanuel Macron as a vibrant icon, Hallyday's career spanned more than half a century, selling more than 100 million records. His early music brought rock and roll to French shows and earned him an army of fans throughout the French speaking world.
In later days, he was celebrity royalty, gracing the covers of magazines and became known for his elaborate stage performances.>>
> I always try to do shows that are a little bit different compared to the ones that I did before. But yes, I do try and do tings that are out of the ordinary with nice lights and special effects, screens anything that can make people dream.
>> Hallyday had been preparing a new album and stage tour when news of treatment for respiratory problems in a Paris hospital was announced last month.