Stevan Marković (bodyguard)

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Stevan Marković (Serbian Cyrillic: Стеван Марковић; 10 May 1937 in Belgrade, Kingdom of Yugoslavia, today Serbia – 1 October 1968 in Paris, France) was a bodyguard for movie star Alain Delon.[1] He was found murdered in 1968.[2][3]

Early days[edit]

In the 1950s Marković and his friend Milos Milos (Miloš Milošević) were involved in streetfighting in Belgrade. They met Alain Delon, a young movie star at the time, who was filming a movie in Belgrade in a co-production with SFR Yugoslavia. Delon employed Milos Milos and later Stevan Marković as his bodyguard. He was good friends with Serbian gangster Nikola Milinković. Stevan was in the first column of the convoy of Nikola's burial.

Paris rise[edit]

By virtue of his being in constant company with Delon as well as his looks and charisma, Marković came in contact with the French jet-set. It has also been speculated that he was a male prostitute.

Murder[edit]

In 1968, the body of Stevan Marković was found in the outskirts of Paris.[4] Alain Delon was under investigation,[5][6] but was never accused.[7] One of the factors pointing in his direction was a letter by Marković to his brother Aleksandar where he wrote: "If I get killed, it's 100% fault of Alain Delon and his godfather Francois Marcantoni."

His death provoked a political scandal, the Markovic affair, involving French Prime minister Georges Pompidou.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gorilla in His Day". 2010-04-10. ISSN 0028-792X. Retrieved 2019-11-14.
  2. ^ Roberts, Nesta (2012-01-25). "From the archive, 25 January 1969: French actor Alain Delon held". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 2019-11-14.
  3. ^ l'Affaire Stevan Markovic : Rendez-vous avec Mr X du 21 mars 1998 Alain Delon orgies Claude Pompidou, retrieved 2019-11-14
  4. ^ Mackenzie, Adam Kovac and Angela (2019-10-27). "A body was found on a small Quebec town's street under mysterious circumstances". Montreal. Retrieved 2019-11-14.
  5. ^ Alain Delon on Chicago & the Markovic murder, retrieved 2019-11-14
  6. ^ Alain Delon Questioned by Paris Police Over The Murder of His Bodyguard | Jan. 1969, retrieved 2019-11-14
  7. ^ "Miljenik pariske elite". www.novosti.rs (in Serbian). Retrieved 2019-11-14.

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