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Yannick Allain Passes Away


MJ, Debbie Rowe and Yannick Allain

It is with regret, news has surfaced in the past few days that Yannick Allain, former bodyguard to MJ amongst many other great achievements has passed away.

Yannicks' tenure through working with MJ began in 1992 and lasted several years. In 2009, Yannick expressed the following -

"My first time in a maternity room wasn’t for my son but for Michael.” Michael invited us to stop by the room to introduce Prince to me and Wayne. We both gave him a hug to congratulate him and all he remembered was the look on Michael’s face. The look of absolute pride. I’ve never seen him look so calm and at the same time so safe and happy without saying a word. At that moment I think I felt that kinship of manhood, that only comes from becoming a father. A wonderful moment."

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Originally from Los Angeles, Yannick graduated from CSUN with a degree in kinesiology/pedagogy in 2001. He ran at Fairfax High School and Santa Monica College before transferring to CSUN. He was also the head women’s track and field and cross country coach at Los Angeles Valley College from 2006-13, and was an assistant coach in charge of the men’s and women’s sprints and relays there from 2001-05. He coached the 4×100 relay team to All-American honours in 2011 and 2012, and the 4×400 team to All-American status in 2012.


The women’s team finished sixth at the state meet in 2011 and ninth in 2012.

We wish his family, and friends the best through this difficult time. Especially his wife Caroline Allain and daughter Sandrine. Rest in Peace Yannick.

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Hi, my name is Greg. BTM is a project that's dear to me. This is a hobby for me. A passion. Future fans of MJ and The Jackson family need a resource. I want that to be BTM.


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