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Michael Jackson Bodyguard Fired

3/29/2010 1:50 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Alberto AlvarezTMZ has learned the bodyguard who says Dr. Conrad Murray asked him to help hide Propofol in Michael Jackson's house the day he died was fired from his job Friday by the Jackson family.

Alvarez had been working at the Jackson family compound in Encino since the singer died last June.

Alberto Alvarez is the bodyguard who called 911 from Jackson's house. Last week it was reported that Alvarez told LAPD detectives ... that before paramedics arrived on scene Dr. Murray asked him to put bottles of Propofol in a bag.

Alvarez -- who is sometimes referred to as Jackson's "logistics director" -- did not tell detectives about the alleged cover-up the day Jackson died, but rather two months later. The story about the alleged cover-up broke last Monday.

As for why Alvarez was fired, the Jackson family isn't talking.

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46.

MJ Fan    

Oh guys open your eyes, nothing is as it seems. come on dont you see that everything is sooo weird and nothing adds up!!

So the paramedic report says he was life less.
But the hospital staff tell us now he had a faint pulse for around 10 mins after he sufferd a cardiac arrest!
Gees keep tuned this is just not it!!

1577 days ago
47.

Em    

Uh oh - hopefully it was a "friendly" firing with a dismissal contract full of stipulations and clauses to keep his mouth shut. Curious to know why, however, perhaps he should have kept quiet recently; everything is detrimental to the outcome of the upcoming trial. The Jacksons seem to be keeping fairly tight lipped and relatively discrete despite what little tidbits the media keeps digging up.

And to "Broman" above, yes, Michael hired black people, too. Many. But what he did do was hire the best people for the job at hand, not by color.

I think many of Michael's staff have tried to keep his reputation intact, however, I think Murray was just trying to cover his backside that morning - he knew he did wrong. He was in panic mode, he knew Michael Jackson was already dead ...

It's all so very sad. Nothing will bring the man back to us - we can only wait and hope for justice to prevail.

1577 days ago
48.

JB    

7. Did wacko jacko employ any black people???

Posted at 1:04PM on Mar 29th 2010 by broman

And, your point being???

This question just shows how ignorant you are. You don't try to find out anything about MJ except write your snide comments; otherwise you would know that black people were indeed employed by him.

1577 days ago
49.

susie    

@Butterfly

May he be alive and in a coma?

1577 days ago
50.

ac    

Not well thought out by the Jackson family or their attorneys. They should have put him on admin. leave until after the trial!!!! Sounds like the family jumped the gun and their attornys prob. didn't know they fired him. All confidential agreements made by bodyguard are now null and void.

1577 days ago
51.

roberts    

comment n°14 ... very good thinking IMO

1577 days ago
52.

tis_ruthy    

Maybe Alverez should join dial m for murder murray down at the gym.

1577 days ago
53.

sam    

More MJ stories.

1577 days ago
54.

Gabriela    

I totaly understand that he must to cover his own ass first, but clearly this allegations come out a little late, sorry about him, looks good guy, but one mistake or a huge mistake change all...
Justice for Michael Jackson

1577 days ago
55.

jukebox-    

and the plot gets more ridiculous. way to go MJ! beLIEve.

1577 days ago
56.

Mikey    

He's fired because MJ is dead. He no longer needs a bodyguard!

1577 days ago
57.

Tube    

Everyone involved with Michael Jackson's death should be held accountable. Conrad Murray who had been out drinking beforehand, left his patient unattended after administering Propofol. CPR stopped, drugs hidden. Ambulance not called for an hour. Conrad Murray and Body guard lied when questioned by Ambulance officers and then again at the hospital. Lied when being questioned by Police. looks like murder to me.

1577 days ago
58.

Red-in-Phoenix    

WHY DIDN'T HE OPEN HIS DAMN MOUTH WHEN HE CALLED THE PARAMEDICS?!?!

---- I UNDERSTAND HOW CHAOTIC THE SCENE MUST HAVE BEEN AND HOW THE BODYGUARDS WERE TRAINED TO RESPECT MICHAEL'S PRIVACY, BUT COME ON!

THIS WHOLE MESS IS JUST SO SAD FOR EVERYONE INVOLVED. MY HEART GOES OUT TO EVERYONE - THE FAMILY, THE EMPLOYEES, FRIENDS, COLLEAGUES, THE FANS.

---- IF DOCTOR'S FOLLOWED ETHICS AND PROPER MEDICAL PROCEDURES THIS NEVER WOULD HAVE HAPPENED. DR. MURRAY SHOULD HAVE NEVER AGREED TO DO THIS IN THE FIRST PLACE, AND NOW HE AND MICHAEL HAVE PAID THE ULTIMATE PRICE.

I'LL NEVER GET OVER MICHAEL'S DEATH - NOT EVER...AND ALL YOU MICHAEL BASHERS CAN JUST SHUT THE HELL UP. IF YOU HATE HIM SO MUCH FIND SOMETHING BETTER TO DO. YOU BASHERS ARE MAKING ME THINK YOU LOVE HIM AND HATE YOUR OWN LIVES. NOTHING BETTER TO DO THAN TALK SH*T ABOUT THE DEAD. HOW PATHETIC! I F-ING HATE MONDAYS!

SIGNED ---- MICHAEL JACKSON FAN FOR LIFE

1577 days ago
59.

Red-in-Phoenix    

HY DIDN'T HE OPEN HIS DAMN MOUTH WHEN HE CALLED THE PARAMEDICS?!?!

---- I UNDERSTAND HOW CHAOTIC THE SCENE MUST HAVE BEEN AND HOW THE BODYGUARDS WERE TRAINED TO RESPECT MICHAEL'S PRIVACY, BUT COME ON!

THIS WHOLE MESS IS JUST SO SAD FOR EVERYONE INVOLVED. MY HEART GOES OUT TO EVERYONE - THE FAMILY, THE EMPLOYEES, FRIENDS, COLLEAGUES, THE FANS.

---- IF DOCTORS FOLLOWED ETHICS AND PROPER MEDICAL PROCEDURES THIS NEVER WOULD HAVE HAPPENED. DR. MURRAY SHOULD HAVE NEVER AGREED TO DO THIS IN THE FIRST PLACE, AND NOW MURRAY IS GOING TO JAIL AND MICHAEL HAS PAID THE ULTIMATE PRICE.

I'LL NEVER GET OVER MICHAEL'S DEATH - NOT EVER...AND ALL YOU MICHAEL BASHERS CAN JUST SHUT THE HELL UP. IF YOU HATE HIM SO MUCH FIND SOMETHING BETTER TO DO. YOU BASHERS ARE MAKING ME THINK YOU LOVE HIM AND HATE YOUR OWN LIVES. NOTHING BETTER TO DO THAN TALK SH*T ABOUT THE DEAD. HOW PATHETIC! I F-ING HATE MONDAYS!

SIGNED ---- MICHAEL JACKSON FAN FOR LIFE

1577 days ago
60.

BabsDriedUpCooter    

Being a bodyguard to a dead pedophile seems like a good gig..Do the Jacksons know Mike bought the farm??

1577 days ago
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