France's biggest rock star Johnny Hallyday dies at 74

Updated 2017-12-06 13:02:57 CGTN

France's biggest rock star, Johnny Hallyday, died at 74 from lung cancer on Wednesday, AFP reported citing his wife.

"Johnny Hallyday has left us. I write these words without believing them. But yet, it's true. My man is no longer with us," said Laeticia Hallyday in a statement.

Hallyday broke from France's classic "chanson" tradition in the late 1950s, earning the title of "The French Elvis", and sold more than 100 million albums.

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