Johnny Hallyday buried in Saint-Barth : what is the message that he wanted to inscribe on his tomb ? – Gala

Entertainment 12 December, 2017


Before dying, Johnny Hallyday had expressed his wish to be buried in Saint-Barth. He had also chosen his epitaph : “Remember me as a sincere man”, reveals his biographer, Bernard Violet.

After the tribute from his fans in Paris on Saturday 9 December, Johnny Hallyday was buried in Saint-Barth, at the cemetery of Lorient, Monday, 11 December, according to the last wishes that he had made with her own people. The private ceremony took place in the presence of the relatives of the rocker, dressed in white, the colour of mourning in the west Indies, and collected in front of the tomb immaculate of the star, covered with brightly coloured flowers. His musicians, Yarol Poupaud, and Maxim Nucci, with whom the Taulier was preparing his last album, was, of course, came to say goodbye to the idol of the young, they played one of his songs préféréesLove me tender Elvis Presley. A ceremony rich in emotion, during which the children of Johnny Hallyday, David and Laura, his wife Laeticia, could not contain their tears.

According to the last will made by the rocker, this is his birth name, Jean-Philippe Smet, and not her stage name which is written on his tomb. His biographer, Bernard Violet, interviewed by The Express, remembers the epitaph he had chosen, ” something very simple “, wished the person concerned. “He loved that of Nikos Kazantzakis, author of Zorba the Greek : ‘I fear nothing. I hope for nothing. I am free’. And then, finally, his preference went to : ‘Remember me as a sincere man’ “, reports the author. Touching…

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