Johnny Hallyday aka the French Elvis has died after battling lung cancer for several months. He passed away at his home in Marnes-la-Coquette, situated in west of Paris, following medical treatment at a hospital. He was 74 years old. Johnny Hallyday has left us. I write these words without believing them. But yet, its true. My man is no longer with us, his wife Laeticia Hallyday said in a statement to Agence France Presse on Wednesday (Dec. 6). He left us tonight as he lived his whole life, with courage and dignity.