In pictures: France bids farewell to Johnny Hallyday

President Emmanuel Macron joined hundreds of mourners on Saturday as France paid homage to French rock icon Johnny Hallyday, who died Wednesday of lung cancer at the age of 74. Known as the French Elvis, Hallyday had a varied career spanning decades.

Mourners have been gathering since last night in preparation for today's ceremony.

Fans lined the streets to watch the funeral cort├Ęge pass by on Saturday morning.

Many carried banners and signs proclaiming their admiration for the late rock icon.

Among the fans who turned out was this Johnny Hallyday lookalike.

The funeral cort├Ęge.

President Emmanuel Macron and First Lady Brigitte Macron were among those in attendance for the funeral. Former president Nicolas Sarkozy and former first lady Carla Bruni were also present.

Macron and Brigitte flank Hallyday's children Laura Smet and David Hallyday.

Macron greets Hallyday's widow, Laeticia.

Macron delivered remarks in front of La Madeleine church, where Hallyday's funeral was held.