Hip-hop pioneer and legendary dancer Bruno “Pop N Taco” Falcon passed away … this according to his loved ones.
His sister, Diana VolgamottTMZ tells TMZ … the longtime loser and choreographer from Los Angeles passed away on Saturday at his Long Beach home. She says she thinks he died of a possible heart attack. We were told that his death is considered natural and an autopsy will not be performed.
Bruno was a staple on the dance scene in the ’80s and ’90s – notably through a style he developed more or less as his own in locking…which he popularized in the cult classic “Breakin'”, where he played one of the main characters, Electro Rock 1 on the right ice cream t†
Speaking of which, the rapper confirmed his death on Twitter… he replied to a fan who asked if he’d heard of Bruno’s death, saying, “Yeah, I just got a text. He was too young. smh.”
The man starred in other films such as “Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey”, “Thumbelina” and even Michael Jackson‘Moonwalker’. He actually had a pretty close relationship with MJ… he had danced with the superstar for years and was even featured in some music videos.
He is best remembered as one of the dancers on “Smooth Criminal” who did the iconic skinny dance sequence. Bruno is also said to have taught Michael a thing or two about popping and locking… a style MJ used many times throughout his career. Bruno was with Michael on his HIStory tour in the ’90s – he appears to have served as a choreographer.
Bruno has also danced with other Jackson family members, including: La Toya and Janet† He has also been featured in music videos for Lionel Richie and Chaka Khanamong other legendary artists.