French rock legend Johnny Hallyday did not leave anything at all to the daughter he dedicated his most famous song to – and she is now going to court to try and change his American will.
The multi-millionaire 'Gallic Elvis', who died in December aged 74, was expected to look after troubled actress Laura Smet, 34, with his vast fortune.
Hallyday, who is viewed as a national legend in his home country, dedicated his smash hit 'Laura' to her in 1986, and the pair were thought to be on good terms.
Laura Smet, 34, was left nothing by her father French rock legend Johnny Hallyday (left), who died at 74 in December. Instead, his estate is to pass to to his fifth wife, Laeticia Boudou (right)
But on Monday her Paris lawyers released a statement saying everything he owned is going to his fifth wife, Laeticia Boudou, and their two adopted Vietnamese daughters Jade, 13, and Joy, nine.
It reads: 'Laura Smet has discovered with stupefaction and pain the testament of her father Johnny Hallyday in which the whole of his will and the whole of his artistic rights will be exclusively handed over to his only wife Laeticia, in line with Californian law.'
Paris lawyers Temime, Ravans and Sur said in the statement that they would be 'carrying out all legal actions' to challenge the will.
It was made out in Los Angeles, where Hallyday lived with his young family towards the end of his life.
The American will 'manifestly contravenes the requirements of French law,' the statement reads.
Hallyday's 1986 smash hit 'Laura' was titled for his daughter (pictured) and the pair were thought to be on good terms
Parisian Hallyda (pictured in 2016) was credited with bringing Rock 'n' Roll to France in the 60s
If the will remained valid then Hallyday would have left Laura 'no material goods, no rights to his artistic work – not a guitar, not a motorcycle, and not even the signed copy of the song Laura, which is dedicated to her.'
Laura was Hallyday's daughter by his four relationship with actress Nathalie Baye, the 69-year-old actor whose numerous films include the 2002 Steven Spielberg movie 'Catch Me If You Can'.
Also on the court challenge to Hallyday's will is David Hallyday, 51, and the late singer's first-born child with the singer Sylvie Vartan, 73.
Laura Hallyday has suffered from depression and alcoholism in the past, and her relationship with her father was not always smooth.
Hallyday, who was born in Paris, shot to fame in in the 1960s, when he was credited with bringing Rock 'n' Roll to France.
During a hugely successful career spanning almost 60 years, he sold more than 110 million records, and released 79 albums.
Among his fans was French president Emmanuel Macron, who said Hallyday's death from cancer marked the demise of a 'vibrant icon'.