On the sidelines of the release of his autobiography entitled Best Album, David Hallyday spoke about the death of his father in 2017.
On December 5, it will already be six years since Johnny Hallyday left us following lung cancer at the age of 74. In his autobiography entitled Best Album, published by Cherche Midi from November 23, David Hallyday evokes this complicated period of his life. Through a simple sentence, “his death was stolen from me“, Johnny’s eldest son makes readers understand his discomfort at the time. The death of the legendary French artist was quickly overtaken by stories of inheritance, notably leading to family conflicts between Laëticia Hallyday’s clan and the children of the singer, David and Laura Smet.
During an interview with Léa Salamé on the airwaves of France Inter this Monday, November 20, David Hallyday returned to the very difficult period following the death of his father: “Obviously, when you love your parents and one of them leaves, it’s something violent.“Subsequently, the 57-year-old artist explained why he had chosen not to talk about the inheritance war which opposed him to Laëticia Hallyday in his book: “At home, we were all raised in creation, in creativity. For me, it’s my personal experience to move forward, I’ve always worked like that since I was little.“
“In many areas yes, unfortunately“, responds David Hallyday when Léa Salamé quotes the phrase “his death was stolen from me“, before continuing: “And that’s pretty irrecoverable. The rest doesn’t matter, but that’s something we can’t… We can’t redo the book. This is my suffering. We move forward in life, but we never get over that. But what we can do is move forward, continue to create, say important things… That’s what we do.“
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