Security guard Alberto Alvarez is said to have been so loyal to Michael Jackson that his neighbors didn’t even know what he did for a living, The Mirror reports. Legal investigations into the singer’s death have forced Alvarez into the public eye. The quiet guard is the only person besides Dr Conrad Murray who knows what happened in those final chaotic moments of the legendary singer’s life.
“Loyalty is everything in the security business,” said Alberto, 32. “I am going to go away for a few days to work out what to do.”
His wife Anna fought back tears as she told how her husband’s life has been turned upside down by Jackson's death. "He is going through a lot and needs time out to think about everything and decide what to do,” she said at the modest home they share with Alvarez’s father, brother and sister. “It’s been really hard. He has to get away. We haven’t got a lawyer or anyone to help us through this.”
From The Mirror:
Alberto was downstairs at Jackson’s Beverly Hills home when Dr Murray called for help. He had been trying to revive Jackson for almost 30 minutes before screaming at a chef to call an ambulance.
The live-in doctor, who had worked for Jackson for three years, told police that the phone land lines at the $100,000 rented estate had been cut off for security reasons. And he claimed he didn’t want to call from his mobile because he did not know the full address.
Alberto calmly took control, telling the 911 operator that they had “a gentleman here who needs help and he’s not breathing”. Not once did he betray his employer by revealing his name.