July 29, 2021

Adolfo ‘Shabba-Doo’ Quiñones, star of ‘Breakin” and street dance pioneer, dies at 65

Adolfo “Shabba-Doo” Quiñones, the dancer-actor who rose to fame starring in “Breakin'” and its sequel “Breakin’ 2: Electric Boogaloo,” died Wednesday, his longtime collaborator announced. He was 65.No cause of death has been announced. Just a day before he was discovered unconscious, Quiñones had posted a photo of himself smiling and giving the peace sign in bed, writing, “Good news y’all! I’m feeling all better, just a wee bit sluggish from my cold, but the good news is I’m Covid 19 negative! Woo hoo!”Besides appearing in the “Breakin'” films, both in 1984, he had a featured role on the big screen in “Lambada” in 1990. Prior to taking to the movies, Quiñones was already a part of pop culture history for choreographing and appearing in Lionel Richie’s “All Night Long” video.Quiñones was a member of the Lockers crew that helped popularize the locking style of street dance. Co-founder Toni Basil posted: “It is with extreme sadness The Lockers family announces the unexpected passing of our beloved Adolfo Shabba-doo Quinones. In this difficult time we are requesting privacy.”pic.twitter.com/ogJ7T1HE8K— Toni Basil (@Toni_Basil) December 30, 2020Sheila E. recalled touring with Richie in her tweet calling Shabba Doo “my brother.”Recommended

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