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Reactions To Breakin’ Star Adolfo “Shabba-Doo” Quiñones Passing At 65

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One of the biggest cult films in history for hip hop called “Breakin” starred Adolfo “Shabba-Doo” Quiñones. He was a dance legend and star during that generation who died on Dec. 30 of unknown causes at the age of 65.

Singer and actress Toni Basil, who cofounded the Lockers dance troupe alongside Quiñones in 1971, shared the news via Twitter.

“It is with extreme sadness the Lockers family announces the unexpected passing of our beloved Adolfo Shabba-Doo Quiñones,” she wrote. “In this difficult time we are requesting privacy.”

Quiñones’ final Instagram post on Tuesday gives insight into a recent medical struggle, confirming he was feeling better and had tested negative for COVID-19. A week prior, he shared via social media that his doctor ordered him to quarantine for 10 days after three negative tests.

“Good news y’all! 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 wrote. “Anyway, I’m excited lots of catching up to do. Let’s gooo! Thank you to everyone for your kind, sweet, and loving get well wishes and thoughts.”

The entertainment world has reacted to his death on social media. Check out the reactions below.