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American actor & Dancer, Adolfo Quinones Has Passed Away

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American actor, dancer, and choreographer of African American and Puerto Rican descent, Adolfo Quinones popularly known by his stage name as Shabba Doo has passed away. circumstances surrounding his death has not been made public as at the time of filing this report.

Adolfo came into the limelight of the entertainment industry for his role as Orlando “Ozone” in the 1984 breakdancing film Breakin’ and its sequel, Breakin’ 2: Electric Boogaloo.

Ranker contributor, Mike McGranagham took to his official Twitter handle to confirm that Shabbadoo has passed on.

In a series of tweets, he wrote – Sad news. Breakdancer SHABBA DOO from the BREAKIN’ movies has passed away, as per his son. Those are such joyful films, and he was terrific in them.

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His best-known role was as Ozone in the 1984 hit cult film, Breakin’, as well as in its sequel, Breakin’ 2: Electric Boogaloo.

Adolfo Quinones had yesterday announced that he feeling much better after testing negative to COVID-19.

The legendary dancer made this known to his fans via his official Instagram page.

He shared a picture of him and wrote – I’m feeling all better I’m just a wee bit sluggish from my cold, but the good news is I’m Covid 19 negative! Woo hoo!!!

I awoke this morning to a gift from my pal, George “DJ 360MIX” Jett! Thanks, man!

Anyway, I’m excited lots of catching up to do. Let’s go! Thank you to everyone for your kind, sweet, and loving get well wishes and thoughts.

Oh, I didn’t sleep in my beanie and glasses, lol, I donned them cause my vanity kicked in and didn’t want you to see my bed head, and crusty eyes, haha… Have a great day, peeps.

Shabba Doo Last Instagram Post

Quiñones also appeared in Rave – Dancing to a Different Beat, which he also directed. He made guest appearances on TV shows, including The Super Mario Bros. Super Show!, Married… with Children, Miami Vice, What’s Happening!!, Saturday Night Live and Lawrence Leung’s Choose Your Own Adventure. Quiñones is writing A Breakin’ Uprising.

 


Besides acting and dancing work in film and television, Quiñones has served as a choreographer to many singers, such as Lionel Richie, Madonna, and Luther Vandross. He was a primary dancer and main choreographer for Madonna’s Who’s That Girl? Tour in 1987.

Born and raised in Chicago, Illinois; Quinones father was Puerto Rican, and his mother was African American.

He became one of the innovators of the dance style commonly known as locking.

His best-known role was as Ozone in the 1984 hit cult film, Breakin’, as well as in its sequel, Breakin’ 2: Electric Boogaloo.

Quiñones also appeared in Rave – Dancing to a Different Beat, which he also directed. He made guest appearances on TV shows, including The Super Mario Bros. Super Show!, Married….ith Children, Miami Vice, What’s Happening!!, Saturday Night Live and Lawrence Leung’s Choose Your Own Adventure. Quiñones is writing A Breakin’ Uprising.

Besides acting and dancing work in film and television, Quiñones has served as a choreographer to many singers, such as Lionel Richie, Madonna, and Luther Vandross. He was a primary dancer and main choreographer for Madonna’s Who’s That Girl? Tour in 1987.

He served as choreographer for Jamie Kennedy’s MTV sitcom, Blowin’ Up.

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