Antoine Alléno, the son of chef Yannick Alléno, died this Sunday, May 8, after being hit by a driver. This Tuesday, May 10, in the show It’s up to you, Thierry Marx reacted with great emotion and sadness to the disappearance of the 24-year-old young man.
This is tragic news that has shaken the world of cooking. On the evening of Sunday May 8, Antoine Alléno, the son of the famous chef Yannick Alléno, died in a road accident. While riding a scooter in the French capital, the 24-year-old was hit by a driver who was driving in a stolen car. Since his disappearance, several big names in the kitchen wanted to pay tribute to him. This is the case of Thierry Marx who spoke with great emotion, at the microphone of It’s up to you, this Tuesday, May 10. “He was a gifted kid in the kitchen, gifted even in the kitchen, brilliant! He was able to maneuver very comfortably. And above all, he knew how to make himself loved“, underlined the starred chef. “At Beaupassage (where was his restaurant, editor’s note), everyone remembers him like he’s the boss of the location.“
Thierry Marx then insisted on praising the qualities of Antoine Alléno, who had already accomplished a lot despite his young age: “Despite his youth, he was already a chef and business manager. He was following in his father’s footsteps“, he recalled. And to conclude very moved: “It is difficult to define because there is a lot of emotion (…) It’s a bit like losing one of our children. It’s awful“, reacted the one who is the father of three children at the microphone of It’s up to you, who has crossed paths with the young cook several times.
The disturbing testimony of the driver who hit him
As Mohamed Bouhafsi, the driver who hit him, said “fled on foot“before being arrested by an off-duty policeman. Following this tragedy, an investigation on the count of aggravated manslaughter has been opened. According to a police source who confided in the Parisian on May 10, 2022, the suspect would be a 24-year-old man, residing in Bezons (Val-d’Oise), “so drunk that he is unable to remember precisely the conditions in which he caused this tragedy”. An individual who, according to the daily, would already be known to the police for several offenses, including traffic offenses, as well as a case of violence. “He’s not a big name in banditry. He is more of a petty delinquent without scale”said a source close to the investigation.
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