Johnny Hallyday’s daughter to contest his will

Late French rocker left all of his property and artistic rights ‘exclusively’ to his widow

 Johnny Hallyday’s son David Hallyday and daughter Laura Smet stand outside La Madeleine church at the end of a funeral ceremony for the late French singer  in Paris. File photograph: Bertrand Guay/AFP/Getty Images

Johnny Hallyday’s son David Hallyday and daughter Laura Smet stand outside La Madeleine church at the end of a funeral ceremony for the late French singer in Paris. File photograph: Bertrand Guay/AFP/Getty Images

 

The daughter of late French rocker Johnny Hallyday plans to contest her father’s will, which leaves all his property and artistic rights “exclusively” to his widow Laeticia.

Laura Smet discovered the contents of Hallyday’s will “with amazement and pain”, a note from her lawyers said.

The communique added that “not a guitar, not a motorbike, and not even the signed cover of the song ‘Laura’, which is dedicated to her” had been left to Ms Smet.

Her lawyers said the will — signed under Californian law — is contradicted by French law.

Laeticia Hallyday was the fourth wife of the man dubbed the “French Elvis”, who died in December. – AP