‘Merci, Johnny’: Hallyday Honored With Rock-Star Funeral (and Motorbikes)

A giant black and white portrait of Mr. Hallyday had been set up in front of the Madeleine church, where his funeral was held and attended by dozens of famous singers, actors and top government officials, including President Emmanuel Macron and two of his predecessors, the socialist François Hollande and the conservative Nicolas Sarkozy.

“You had to be here for Johnny, because from the beginning, Johnny was there for you,” Mr. Macron said from the steps of the Madeleine church before the funeral.

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