The documentary broadcast on Monday, November 26 in C8, returned in pictures and testimonies on the day of the popular homage that gathered 16 million people on December 9.
On the eve of the first anniversary of the death of Johnny Hallydaytelevision channels are beginning to broadcast documentaries and reports about the idol of young people. This Monday, November 26, the French channel C8 dedicated his first part of the night to the popular homage that was returned to the singer on December 9th, broadcasting "Johnny, a year already: a special day". A documentary that wanted to highlight the emotion experienced by the actors of the "Light the Fire" interpreter, but also the millions of moved fans, be it on the spot, in Paris, or in front of his post. television. We remember that 800,000 Belgians gathered in front of the small screen to accompany this special day.
"We had to say goodbye to him. It was … It's going to be a year there. The fact of seeing Laeticia in this state … The fact of seeing him lying down … He had such a fragile hand. A few days before, I was there with him. I told him "I'll see you at Christmas". I could not believe it."These are the words of Jean Reno since the beginning of this documentary. A sacred word since the actor, godfather of little Jade, speaks for the first time on the screen of Johnny Hallyday and the homage that was made to him.
Throughout the C8 documentary, it is his words that stand out from the others. In the course of his interview, the actor seems to remember this December 9th, as if he was still there. He explains: "I started to cry on the train. The train stopped and there were people at 5, 6 meters. It was amazing. That puts me back, but it was something unheard of. There was a guy who wanted to talk to me and he was crying. And I was crying. And what do we have in common? Johnny Hallyday".
The beautiful part was made for the many fans who came to greet Johnny one last time on the Champs-Elysées to the Madeleine church, where Mass was celebrated. During the documentary, the faces of hundreds of thousands of people gathered in the cold light up the screen. What has marked Philippe Labro is, moreover, "the wisdom and goodness of all. They came to mass, except that it is a mass of 3 million people"A similar impression for Jean-Claude Camus, a former Johnny producer, who speaks of"respect in the pure state. These people were extremely respectful".
The music was also at the center of the ceremony. One of the highlights was that moment when Johnny Hallyday's musicians played some notes of "All the music I love" in the Madeleine church. We learned in the documentary that, normally, an alleluia should be sung at that time. "[Les fans] began to clap, which is not usually done in a church"Jokes Philippe Labro and Pierre Billon, producer, to conclude:"This is the best tribute your fans could make of him".