Death of Johnny Hallyday – The emotion of Michel Polnareff : “He is no longer suffering. It is the only thing that consoles me ” – Gala

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He describes it as a ” hero “. Of the United States, where he now resides, Michel Polnareff has entrusted to our fellow-members of the Parisian about his friend, Johnny Hallyday, who had died in the night of 5 to 6 December.

Johnny Hallyday is dead, in the night of 5 to 6 December. The rocker passed away at the age of 74 years. Since the announcement of his death, tributes have multiplied, beginning with that of Emmanuel Macron, who responded among the first. The relatives and friends of Johnny are also shown, in the image of Michel Polnareff, who saw in the rocker a true ” hero “.

It is a book with honesty. Contacted by phone by a journalist from the Parisien, Michel Polnareff, lurking in his villa of Palm Spring, California, said he ” was excessively shocked of his physical disappearance “. “But to be honest, I am both very saddened and I feel liberated, a little relieved. Because according to the information I had from family, Johnny was suffering a lot. This is my friend, and when he is a true friend, you don’t want to see a friend suffer. Johnny has always been heroic and it was heroic to the end”.

Michel Polnareff, who had accompanied the Idol during her concerts at the Palais des Sports, Paris, in 1971, admits to keeping “the memory of a hero, a man of courage, phenomenal, incomparable, whether in his personal life, his battle with the disease, his career. It has revolutionized the show business at the time. It has been an example for all of us, it has us all inspired. I saw it for the first time when I was still in college. It came from the circus, he was part of that world, a world that is excessively courageous, with suffering extraordinary, but when they are on stage, make believe that everything is easy. Johnny was part of that world ! I had a great admiration for him. It is an extraordinary interpreter. I refer to this because he is there and he will always be there. Person will never forget”.

Because they both had ” the same admiration for Elvis “, Michel will never forget how Johnny became his friend. “We were very close. I’ve always admired his willingness to want to win. But this time, the fight was unfortunately uneven. He is no longer suffering. It is the only thing that consoles me“.

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