Adolfo Quiñones – aka Shabba-Doo, star of breakdancing Breakin’ and Breakin’ 2: Electrical Boogaloo – has died aged 65.
Toni Basil, who co-founded The Lockers, a crew which helped popularise avenue dance within the Seventies, together with Quiñones and others, shared information of his pal’s dying on social media this afternoon (December 30).
“It’s with excessive disappointment The Lockers household publicizes the surprising passing of our beloved Adolfo Shabba-Doo Quiñones,” Basil tweeted. “On this tough time we’re requesting privateness.” A reason for dying has not but been revealed.
— Toni Basil (@Toni_Basil) December 30, 2020
A Chicago native, Quiñones was an innovator of the dance type that went on to be generally known as ‘locking’. He performed Ozone within the hit breakdancing movies Breakin’ and Breakin’ 2: Electric Boogaloo, which had been each launched in 1984.
Along with his movie and TV work, Quiñones additionally served as a choreographer to the likes of Lionel Richie, Madonna, and Luther Vandross. He was a major dancer and most important choreographer on Madonna’s ‘Who’s That Woman?’ tour in 1987.
Tributes have begun to pour in for Quiñones on-line. “I simply misplaced ANOTHER shut pal… SHABBA-DO,” Ice-T wrote, sharing a video compilation of Quiñones dancing. “LA dance legend. You might know from the Breakin Motion pictures.. Has handed away… FF**Ok 2020 SHABBA-DOO MONTAGE.”
Sheila E stated: “I simply heard I’ve misplaced one other pal Shabba doo. An amazing Hiphop dancer. We toured collectively w/ Lionel Richie 1983. Gosh, Relaxation In Peace my brother. @officialshabbadoo @Shabba_Doo.”
I simply misplaced ANOTHER shut pal… SHABBA-DO. LA dance legend. You might know from the Breakin Motion pictures.. Has handed away… FFUCK 2020 SHABBA-DOO MONTAGE https://t.co/x57MVFwV90
— ICE T (@FINALLEVEL) December 30, 2020
I simply heard I’ve misplaced one other pal Shabba do. An amazing Hiphop dancer. We toured collectively w/ Lionel Richie 1983. Gosh, Relaxation In Peace my brother. @officialshabbadoo @Shabba_Doo pic.twitter.com/YntRWT1t55
— SheilaEdrummer (@SheilaEdrummer) December 30, 2020
White Males Can’t Bounce actor Rosie Perez wrote: “No!! #AdolfoQuinones aka #ShabbaDoo A dance #Legend misplaced! A real dance pioneer! I’m so saddened by this information and I’m so very sorry Toni to your loss, the #Lockers, his family members and particularly his household! Keep secure.”
“Relaxation in Peace! Thanks for uplifting me to lock,” added Miles Brown, star of hit TV present Black-ish.
No!! #AdolfoQuinones aka #ShabbaDoo A dance #Legend misplaced! A real dance pioneer! I’m so saddened by this information and I’m so very sorry Toni to your loss, the #Lockers, his family members and particularly his household! Keep secure. ❤️❤️❤️. #SoulTrain #ElectricBoogaloo #HipHop #LEGENDARY https://t.co/coNS07aT1R
— Rosie Perez (@rosieperezbklyn) December 30, 2020
— Miles Brown (@MilesBrown) December 30, 2020
See extra tributes to Adolfo Quiñones beneath:
RIP Shabbadoo!!! This hip hop breakdancer appeared within the 1974 hip hop film #Breakin and Breakin 2: Electrical Boogaloo. Prayers and condolences to the household! Man!!! ❤️?? #Shabbadoo #ImAPioneer pic.twitter.com/FEQq5YytIv
— MC Debbie D (@MCDebbieD) December 30, 2020
Unhappy to listen to of “Shabba-Doo” and his passing…he introduced a lot to the dance tradition, an inspiration to many, myself included…#TheLockers #ShabbaDoo #Breakin #ElectricBoogaloo #Ozone #AdolfoQuinones pic.twitter.com/dyiezwutHQ
— Mario Lopez (@mariolopezviva) December 30, 2020
Unhappy to listen to of the passing of #ShabbaDoo
Thanks a lot to your expertise and the unimaginable recollections of watching you do ur factor after I was a teenager.
All of the prayers to his household and family members.
Relaxation in all of the Energy, Peace & Positivity the wind brings
— THEO (@Theorossi) December 30, 2020
— loripetty (@loripetty) December 30, 2020
Adolfo Quiñones, the breakdancer and actor within the two Breakin’ films of the Eighties, generally known as Shabba-Doo has died. He was 65.
He additionally labored with Frank Sinatra, Bette Midler, Madonna and Three 6 Mafia, and named “hip-hop’s first matinee idol” by Dance Journal. pic.twitter.com/PI7DJRhjsu
— Eric Alper ? (@ThatEricAlper) December 30, 2020
Breakin’ and Breakin’ 2 had been two of my favourite films rising up principally due to his work and choreography…
Relaxation in Energy Adolfo “Shabba Doo” Quinones https://t.co/p2p68U744u
— Angélique Roché (@AngeliqueRoche) December 30, 2020