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

Popular dancer Adolfo Quinones aka Shabba Doo boogies down the Soul Train Line circa 1973-1976. (Photo by Soul Train via Getty Images).
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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.

The dance icon got his start on TV's Soul Train, starting in Chicago and moving to Los Angeles. His story is one for the ages, and really could be the basis of a strong bio-pic. RIP to the absolute legend, Adolfo Quinones.

 

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