The Hallyday estate made an impression… Hugues Aufray, who knew Johnny well for having been his neighbor in Marnes-la-Coquette, has no intention of making the same mistake as him about his inheritance. In a major interview granted to Ouest-France, the interpreter of "Santiano" announces that he has taken all his measures so that his descendants do not tear each other around the inheritance... "To avoid the worries of succession that had Johnny Hallyday's family, I gave all my possessions to my children. I have nothing left, I bequeathed everything to them, so there will be no problems..."
It must be said that the private life of Hugues Aufray, 93, is not trivial… He is the father of two daughters, Marie and Charlotte, the fruit of his marriage in the 1950s with Hélène Faure, who died last year. He never wanted to divorce, even though he was living in a relationship with his new partner, Muriel, more than forty years his junior... Patriarch at heart, his clan also includes several grandchildren and even great-grandchildren. grandchildren.
With 60 years of career on the clock and hits galore ("Céline", "Stewball", "Hasta Luego"), one could believe Hugues Aufray at the head of a sacred heritage. But according to his own words, this is not the case: "Every time I had a good year, I entrusted my interests to a partner, who took over everything from me, he once explained to Gala. I was a candid, I've been robbed all my life. It was the chance that I had. When you're rich, you're prone to do stupid things or say to yourself, "It's okay, now I've made enough money, I'm retiring." Stop? For me, that's unthinkable. »
With his fees, he still managed to acquire a farm in Orgnac-l'Aven (Ardèche) in the 1960s and a property in Marnes-la-Coquette where he lived with his clan for more than forty years. A home that he has now sold to settle with Muriel in Marly-le-Roi, in the Yvelines, probably to settle his inheritance issues. “The arrival is approaching, he confides philosophically in Ouest-France, alluding to death. It's not a worry or an anguish, but I'm getting organized..."
Recently, he scared himself by falling down the stairs with his head back after fainting the day after an MRI – probably a reaction to the iodine he was injected with. "I could have stayed there, several doctors told me that it was incredible at my age that I did so well..." He simply had to stop for a few months to restore a broken wrist right. From now on, here he is again on tour, the guitar slung over his shoulder. "I will never retire because I have never worked. I sing and play music, so I have fun, even though I get paid to have fun! »