The 1983 hit dance movie "Breakin" star Adolfo 'Shabba-Doo' Quiñones has passed on


The pioneer who took a street dance style of the 1980s onto the big screen and made it global, has died at age 65 on December 30. It is unknown of the cause of death, but it may quite well be related to the dreaded COVID-19 of 2020.


Adolfo Quiñones was born in Chicago in 1955 and would go on to become a break-dancing legend and one of the innovators behind the dance style known as locking. His career began as an original member of the Soul Train Gang on the hit dance series created by Don Cornelius, before he set his sights on bigger opportunities.

Prior to venturing into film, he choreographed and appeared in Lionel Richie’s “All Night Long" music video. His most famous movie role was the character of Ozone in the underground classic Breakin', one he reprised in the film's sequel Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo. He also appeared in other big-screen titles including Lambada, Tango & Cash, and Xanadu.

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Snip of 1984 cult movie "Breakin'"

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