Is COVID-19 Adolfo Quinones, Shabba Doo’s Death Cause?

3 min readDec 30, 2020

Adolfo Quiñones, best known as breakdancer Shabba Doo’s death cause, would make Covid-19 more detestable than before. The vast Hip-Hop community mourns after the loss of the Godfather of breakdancing, Adolfo Quiñones.

While people are mourning after Adolfo Quiñones, best known as breakdancer Shabba Doo’s death at the age of 65, a Wikipedia entry says otherwise.

According to Facebook The Lockers co-founder Toni Basil ‘s post, Adolfo reportedly passed away, only a day after Shabba Doo shared by the social media platform that he felt better after battling sickness.

“It is with extreme sadness The Lockers family announces the unexpected passing of our beloved Adolfo Shabba-doo Quinones. In this difficult time we are requesting privacy,” explained Basil’s post.

Nevertheless, a quick look on Shabba Doo’s Wikipedia page assumes that the fabulous dancer and actor is, quote, “very alive.”

Our thoughts and prayers to the family of the godfather of breakdancing, Adolfo Shabba-doo Quinones. RIP

It’s not the first sad loss in this week; Two days ago, the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award winner passed away. Armando Manzanero’s death cause at the age of 86 was a heart attack.

Fans Shocked by Shabba Doo’s Death Cause

Quiñones’ death was a big shock, coming less than 24 hours following he posted a selfie comforting his 45K Instagram followers he had “good news” for all of them.

Showing off an interesting gift from a friend of him, Quiñones 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!!!” People who have COVID-19 tests generally test negative, but no cause of death has been given for Quiñones, who is smiling in the photo and seems like he was in good feelings and on the mend.

“So sad, he was saying he was on the mend just yesterday!! Both you guys in that movie changed my life, for real — that was THE catalyst into hip hop for millions of us across the world. Eternal respect to you, Ice, and RIEP Adolfo”, one of the fans expressed their shock.

As a famous member of The Original Lockers, Adolfo Shabba-doo Quinones along with Don “Campbellock” Campbell, Toni Basil, and Fred “Rerun” Berry, Quiñones became one of the greatest innovators of the dance style usually known as locking.

His best-known character was Ozone in the 1984 hit cult film, Breakin’, and its sequel, Breakin’ 2: Electric Boogaloo. Adolfo also performed in Rave — Dancing to a Different Beat, which he further directed.

He also made guest appearances on TV shows, such as The Super Mario Bros. Super Show!, Miami Vice, Married… with Children, What’s Happening!!, Saturday Night Live, moreover Lawrence Leung’s Choose Your Own Adventure.

Originally published at on December 30, 2020.




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