Hallyday will battle hinges on where he was resident

The will of Johnny Hallyday favours his last wife Laeticia

For many people, legal place of residence is key in working out inheritance issues. However the estate of Johnny Hallyday, often described out of France as ‘the French Elvis’, is likely to be especially complicated, reports Oliver Rowland

Where was French rock legend Johnny Hallyday legally resident when he died?

Solving this question may be crucial as to whether his two biological children inherit millions or nothing.

In a will drafted in California, the singer, who died in December aged 74, left his estate to his last wife, Laeticia and the two children they adopted from Vietnam, Jade and Joy – in contradiction to strict French réserve héréditaire rules which aim at protecting a share of inheritance for all of a person’s children.

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