Adolfo ‘Shabba-Doo’ Quiñones Dies: ‘Breakin’ Star and Dance Pioneer Was 65

Adolfo “Shabba-Doo” Quiñones, a street dancing pioneer featured in the film Breakin’ and its sequel Breakin’ 2: Electric Boogaloo, died on Wednesday. He was 65.

Variety reports no official cause of death has been given.

Just one day ago, Quiñones posted a picture of himself on Instagram and shared the “good news” that he tested negative for COVID-19, but had been sick with a cold.

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The actor and dancer 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!!!” He added the hashtags #covidwarrior and #covidscare.

Quiñones’ major film roles spanned from the mid-1980s to the ‘90s.

He appeared as Venice Beach break dancer Orlando “Ozone” Barco in both Breakin’ films released in 1984, which were dancing-themed comedy dramas. The cast of the first film included actors Lucinda Dickey, Michael “Boogaloo Shrimp” Chambers, Ice-T in his first feature film role, Chris “The Glove” Taylor, and others.

Quiñones also made TV appearances on Miami Vice and Married…With Children. His off-screen work included choreographing videos for Madonna, Luther Vandross, and appearing in Lionel Richie’s “All Night Long” music video.

Watch the video below of Shabba-Doo dancing.