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France Mourns Johnny Hallyday: Media Wall-To-Wall With Tributes, Reactions

France is in mourning after waking up today to the news that its most beloved rock star, Johnny Hallyday, died overnight. Broadcast and cable networks, radio stations and newspapers have all mobilized to pay tribute to the man known as the French Elvis. Social media is filled with reactions from fans, friends, other entertainers and a fair few politicians. President Emanuel Macron is understood to be favorable to planning an official day of homage.
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