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Rock icon Johnny Hallyday, known as French Elvis, dies at 74

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In this Friday, Feb. 12, 2016 file picture, French singer Johnny Hallyday gestures as he receives the best chanson album award during the 31st Victoires de la Musique, French music awards annual ceremony, in Paris, France. The French president's office says Hallyday, who packed sports stadiums for decades, has died at age 74. (AP Photo/Jacques Brinon, File)

PARIS (AP) — Johnny Hallyday, France’s biggest rock star for more than half a century and an icon who packed sports stadiums and all but lit up the Eiffel Tower with his pumping pelvis and high-voltage tunes, has died. He was 74.