The heartbreaking news has reached us that Breakin' and The Lockers star Shabba-Doo Adolfo Quiñones has died at the age of sixty-five.
Tributes for the star have already come pouring in...
Rest in Peace! Thank you for inspiring me to lock🥲 #ShabbaDoo https://t.co/HygyIk3Vuv— Miles Brown (@Miles Brown)1609353969.0
RIP Adolfo Quiñones (Shabba-Doo) 💔 My brother and I would spend hours watching the Breakin’ movies. So much inspira… https://t.co/s6nBwO6rqr— LISA CAMARILLO (@LISA CAMARILLO)1609365794.0
Rest In Eternal Peace Adolfo Quinones aka Shabba Doo, my growing up in the early 80's to the music and breakdancing… https://t.co/rRMOfDNrqU— Dave Parkes (@Dave Parkes)1609367293.0
I spent hella hours watching breakin tryna learn how to pop lock and shit 💔💔💔💔 that movie was my childhood R.I.P ad… https://t.co/2YJDbZVzPs— #LLBEAN 💜™ (@#LLBEAN 💜™)1609348115.0
Sad to hear of “Shabba-Doo” and his passing...he brought so much to the dance culture, an inspiration to many, myse… https://t.co/0rPX6vH8GW— Mario Lopez (@Mario Lopez)1609361148.0
Finest mfer to ever wear a crop top R.I.P Shabba Doo (Adolfo Quiñones) Such a huge inspiration growing up I hope… https://t.co/PPRVS2sfji— Kha'irah Nairobi (@Kha'irah Nairobi)1609383245.0
RIP Shabba Doo/Adolfo Quinones. Pioneer and legend of the culture. The inner child in me has a broken heart today. 🙏🏿— Kas 🇨🇩 (@Kas 🇨🇩)1609358687.0
RIP Ozone / Shabba Doo / Adolfo Quinones 😔 Great childhood memories & inspiration from this movie. https://t.co/b1fjL0apKl— K-Warren (@K-Warren)1609348376.0
Rest In Peace Adolfo Quinones aka Shabba Doo & known to Millions as Ozone in the amazing & Iconic ‘ Breakin ‘ films… https://t.co/CggBga4xRo— Hunterz (@Hunterz)1609405733.0
#RIP to the legendary Adolfo Quiñones a.k.a Shabba Doo a.k.a Ozone - soul train and original #locker, one of the fa… https://t.co/UY1kqJvg2c— Tatum Bisley™ (@Tatum Bisley™)1609361575.0
Rest in peace Adolfo Quinones aka Shabba Doo aka Ozone from one of my fave movies ✨ “Orlando...Choreographer...DANCER.” 💖— K Lewis (@K Lewis)1609355439.0
Born in Illinois in 1955 as Adolfo Gutierrez Quiñones...
via: IMDBShabba-Doo came from a Puerto Rican and African-American family and was raised solely by his mother, who was a single mom.
Quiñones first broke into show business as a member of TV's Soul Train Gang.
via: IMDBIn a 1984 interview with the Sarasota Sun-Herald, he recalled moving to California with his mom when he was sixteen, and how he would hitchhike from their home in Anaheim to Hollywood for fourteen-hour filming sessions of Soul Train. "They couldn't keep me out of there," he said. "I'd get there at 7 in the morning and not leave till almost ten at night."
He then became a member of The Original Lockers along with Don "Campbellock" Campbell, Fred "Rerun" Berry, and Toni Basil...
His best-known role was as Ozone in the 1984 hit cult film, Breakin'...
Besides acting and dancing work in film and television, Quiñones served as a choreographer to many singers including Lionel Richie and Madonna...
But in more recent times, Quiñones began feeling under the weather...
The sixty-five-year-old was found unconscious at his home...
And Toni Basil, who co-founded The Lockers, issued this heartfelt statement: "It is with extreme sadness The Lockers family announces the unexpected passing of our beloved Adolfo Shabba-Doo Quiñones. In this difficult time we are requesting privacy."
https://t.co/ogJ7T1HE8K— Toni Basil (@Toni Basil)1609344037.0
Rest in Peace, Shabba-Doo.
via: TwitterOur deepest thoughts and condolences go out to his family during this difficult time. For more on stars we've sadly lost this year, scroll on.