Paris renames metro station after rock star Johnny Hallyday

Paris transport bosses have renamed a metro station after the legendary French rock star Johnny Hallyday, whose death has plunged France into mourning.As speculation mounted that the singer will be given a state funeral, the RATP transport authority paid its own homage by temporarily changing the name of the Duroc station near Invalides where Napoleon is buried to "DuRock Johnny".Known as the "French Elvis", Hallyday, 74, lost his long battle with lung cancer on Wednesday. Adored by young and old, hard-living Hallyday was almost a national monument, selling more than...

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By: France 24 - Thursday, 7 December

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