RIP Dancer Adolfo "Shabba Doo" Quinones, Dead at 65

CHICAGO - OCTOBER 1985: Dancers Boogaloo Shrimp and Shabbadoo performs at the U.I.C. Pavilion in Chicago, Illinois in October1985. (Photo By Raymond Boyd/Getty Images)
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Dancers Boogaloo Shrimp and Adolfo "Shabba Doo" Quinones (R) performs at the U.I.C. Pavilion in Chicago, Illinois in October1985. (Photo By Raymond Boyd/Getty Images)

It is a sad day in the world of dance with the news that legend Adolfo "Shabba Doo" Quinones, has died. The dancer, actor and choreographer was just 65 years old. The news was first shared by Quinones' longtime friend and fellow member of the Lockers crew they co-founded together, Toni Basil.

The sad news followed Quinones sharing on social media that he was recovering from illness, but that he was happy to report that he was "covid negative." No cause of death has been announced at this time.

Fans around the world remember his precision dance move in the smash 1984 movie, Breakin', and the sequel, Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo

Quinones also joined Madonna for her massive Who's That Girl tour, which he served as the primary choreographer.

He was also an OG Soul Train dancer!

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