A historic ceremony is expected to take place on the Champs Elysees on Saturday, December 9, in honor of Johnny Hallyday. – PATRICK KOVARIK / AFP
The question is on everyone’s lips: how to pay tribute to the Taulier? A priori, the question is almost settled. Johnny Hallyday , missing in the night from Tuesday to Wednesday at age 74, should be entitled to funeral at the height of its popularity.
>> To read also: Death of Johnny Hallyday: “Its success covers almost three generations, it is extremely rare” The ceremony, whose details are expected Thursday, could be held Saturday in Paris, according to several media. The Parisian evokes the scenario of a funeral procession that would descend the Champs-Elysées before a ceremony at the Church of the Madeleine. On the other hand, for security reasons, there will be no free concert.
Producer of the singer from 1982 to 2010, Jean-Claude Camus spoke Wednesday of a descent of the Champs-Elysees: “This is the dream of Laeticia (the wife of Johnny). It’s mine too. I think he is entitled to this and it will allow the public to make him a last goodbye. (…) We can put a lot of people on the Champs-Elysees in winter, “he said.
Minister of Culture calls for national tribute
“I would like a national tribute, it would be a mistake not to do it because it is the last,” assured actress Muriel Robin, close to Hallyday. Minister of Culture Françoise Nyssen has publicly pleaded for the organization of a national tribute in honor of the star.
Linking the disappearances, 24 hours apart, Academician Jean d’Ormesson and favorite French rocker, Françoise Nyssen explained that these two personalities “are really key characters in our universe, in our imagination.” A national tribute chaired by President Macron is scheduled Friday at the Invalides for Jean d’Ormesson.
>> Read also: Death of Johnny Hallyday: The most “WTF” tributes While waiting for the last farewell to Johnny, the fans of the rocker are invited this Thursday evening to the first of the two vigils of prayers organized by the father Luc Reydel, chaplain of the show, “for Johnny, for Laeticia and his relatives”, at the Saint-Roch church, the Parisian parish artists. The second is scheduled for Sunday.
Finally, the City of Paris will also pay tribute to Johnny Hallyday this Friday. His face should be displayed all evening on one of the monuments of the capital.