Michael Jackson’s break dance teacher Bruno ‘Pop N Taco’ Falcon dies of natural causes at age 58

The longtime break dance teacher of the late King of Pop Michael Jackson, Bruno “Pop N Taco” Falcon, died of natural causes at his Long Beach home on Saturday at the age of 58.

“It is with sadness and sadness that I announce that Bruno passed away yesterday,” his official Facebook account said.

Bruno was an incredible, kind and generous man. He always had that smile that lights up our hearts every moment. A unique and incredible talent. He will forever be the greatest dancer in history along with Michael Jackson. We all think of Bruno’s family and send them all our love. Bruno “Pop N’ Taco” Falcon is the king.’

RIP: The late King of Pop Michael Jackson’s longtime break dance teacher Bruno ‘Pop N Taco’ Falcon died of natural causes at his Long Beach home on Saturday at age 58

Diana Volgamott, the sister of the East LA resident, told TMZ on Sunday that she believes he may have died of a possible heart attack and that an autopsy will not be performed.

Bruno taught the 13-time Grammy winner pop, swing, hover and animation techniques during their 16 years working together in Captain EO (1986), Moonwalker (1988) and his 69-date Dangerous Tour (1992-93).

Falcon also danced in music videos for Lionel Richie’s All Night Long, Chaka Khan’s I Feel For You and Klymaxx’s Meeting in the Ladies Room – which was hilariously parodied by Saturday Night Live in 2019.

His official Facebook account announced.  Bruno was an incredible, kind and generous man.  He always had that smile that lights up our hearts every moment.  A unique and incredible talent.  He will forever be the greatest dancer in history along with Michael Jackson.  We all think of Bruno's family and send them all our love.  Bruno "Pop N'Taco" Falcon is the king'

His official Facebook account announced. Bruno was an incredible, kind and generous man. He always had that smile that lights up our hearts every moment. A unique and incredible talent. He will forever be the greatest dancer in history along with Michael Jackson. We all think of Bruno’s family and send them all our love. Bruno “Pop N’ Taco” Falcon is the king’

Latest sighting on June 11: Diana Volgamott, sister of the East LA resident, told TMZ on Sunday she believes he may have died of a possible heart attack and an autopsy will not be performed

Latest sighting on June 11: Diana Volgamott, sister of the East LA resident, told TMZ on Sunday she believes he may have died of a possible heart attack and an autopsy will not be performed

Smooth Criminal: Bruno taught the 13-time Grammy winner pop, swing, hover and animation techniques during their 16 years working together in Captain EO (1986), Moonwalker (1988) and his 69-date Dangerous Tour (1992-93) )

Smooth Criminal: Bruno taught the 13-time Grammy winner pop, swing, hover and animation techniques during their 16 years working together in Captain EO (1986), Moonwalker (1988) and his 69-date Dangerous Tour (1992-93) )

Iconic: Falcon also danced in music videos for Lionel Richie's All Night Long, Chaka Khan's I Feel For You and Klymaxx's Meeting in the Ladies Room - which was hilariously parodied by Saturday Night Live in 2019

Iconic: Falcon also danced in music videos for Lionel Richie’s All Night Long, Chaka Khan’s I Feel For You and Klymaxx’s Meeting in the Ladies Room – which was hilariously parodied by Saturday Night Live in 2019

The Mexican-American choreographer also appeared in Breakin’, its sequel Breakin’ 2: Electric Boogaloo, and Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey in 1991.

Law & Order: SVU star Ice T – who played Rap Talker in Breakin’ – tweeted from Bruno: ‘Yes, I just got a text message’ [about his death]† He was much too young. [Shaking my head]†

Falcon’s other Breakin’ co-star Timothy “Popin Pete” Solomon wrote on Instagram: “Rest in peace my brother Popin n Taco you will be missed..can’t believe this.”

Law & Order: SVU star Ice T - who played Rap Talker in Breakin' opposite the Mexican-American choreographer - tweeted: 'Yep, just got a text [about his death]†  He was much too young. [Shaking my head]†

Law & Order: SVU star Ice T – who played Rap Talker in Breakin’ opposite the Mexican-American choreographer – tweeted: ‘Yep, just got a text [about his death]† He was much too young. [Shaking my head]†

Bruno's other Breakin' co-star Timothy

Bruno’s other Breakin’ co-star Timothy “Popin Pete” Solomon wrote on Instagram: “Rest in peace my brother Popin n Taco you will be missed..can’t believe this”

'Rest in power': Also expressing their grief over Falcon were Flashdance buster Richard 'Crazy Legs' Colón, Grammy winner Jermaine Dupri, Grammy nominee Omarion, and four-time Grammy nominee Sheila E

‘Rest in power’: Also expressing their grief over Falcon were Flashdance buster Richard ‘Crazy Legs’ Colón, Grammy winner Jermaine Dupri, Grammy nominee Omarion, and four-time Grammy nominee Sheila E

'Rest in Peace': Grammy nominee Toni Basil - best known for her 1981 hit Mickey - tweeted that 'the legendary pioneering brilliant dancer' was her 'old sweet beautiful friend and collaborator for many years'

‘Rest in Peace’: Grammy nominee Toni Basil – best known for her 1981 hit Mickey – tweeted that ‘the legendary pioneering brilliant dancer’ was her ‘old sweet beautiful friend and collaborator for many years’

Also expressing their grief over the first-generation B-boy were Flashdance buster Richard “Crazy Legs” Colón, Grammy winner Jermaine Dupri, Grammy nominee Omarion and four-time Grammy nominee Sheila E.

Grammy-nominated Toni Basil – best known for her 1981 hit Mickey – tweeted that “the legendary pioneering brilliant dancer” was her “old, sweet, beautiful friend and collaborator for many years.”

Bruno’s last Facebook post honored Michael Jackson shortly after the 13th anniversary of his death with the caption, “Forever in our hearts 1958-2009.”

'Forever in our hearts 1958-2009': The last Facebook post of the first-generation B-boy honored Michael Jackson shortly after the 13th anniversary of his death

‘Forever in our hearts 1958-2009’: The last Facebook post of the first-generation B-boy honored Michael Jackson shortly after the 13th anniversary of his death

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