19 Facts About Johnny Hallyday

1. Johnny Hallyday told Les Echos in an interview that the pair met in a Japanese restaurant in Miami in 1995.

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2. Johnny Hallyday was instantly charmed by Vartan, not knowing that she was Eddie Vartan's sister.

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3. Johnny Hallyday was once married to another French music legend, the beautiful Sylvie Vartan.

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4. Johnny Hallyday passed away on December 6, 2017, after a long battle with cancer.

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5. Johnny Hallyday continued, "He left us tonight as he lived his whole life, with courage and dignity.

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6. Johnny Hallyday was made Chevalier of the Legion of Honour in 1997 and Officer of the Order of the Crown (Belgium) in 2001.

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7. Johnny Hallyday was buried on the French Caribbean island of Saint Barthelemy on 11 December 2017.

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8. Johnny Hallyday died of lung cancer at 10.10pm on 5 December 2017 in Marnes-la-Coquette, near Paris, at the age of 74.

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9. In January 2014, Johnny Hallyday said that his current residence was in the United States after an investigation by a Swiss journalist showed that Hallyday did not spend enough time in Gstaad to qualify as a resident.

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10. Johnny Hallyday staged many appearances in the Paris Olympia under the management of Bruno Coquatrix.

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11. Johnny Hallyday appeared on the American The Ed Sullivan Show with American singing star Connie Francis in a show that was taped at the Moulin Rouge nightclub in Paris.

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12. Johnny Hallyday won 5 diamond albums, 40 golden albums, 22 platinum albums and 10 Music Victories.

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13. Johnny Hallyday has celebrated the total number of 75 birthdays till date.

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14. In 1989, Johnny Hallyday walked down the aisle with famous French model and actress, Estelle Lefebure.

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15. Johnny Hallyday continued, "He left us tonight as he lived his whole life, with courage and dignity.

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16. Johnny Hallyday was anorexic and depressed, and the child they adopted was a blessing.

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17. In December 2005, Johnny Hallyday had his third number-one single on the French SNEP singles chart since its establishment in 1984, "Mon plus beau Noel", dedicated to his adopted daughter Jade.

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18. In July 2009, Johnny Hallyday was diagnosed with colon cancer, and underwent surgery.

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19. In 2011 Johnny Hallyday released album Jamais seul, recorded with Matthieu Chedid, and started touring again.

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