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The iconic choreographer Bruno “Pop N Taco” Falcon has tragically died. Take a look at his impressive career and long-lasting influences.

Bruno’s Prestige

According to Falcon’s sister Diana Wolgamott and a TMZ report, the West Coast breakdancer passed on this Saturday (Jul. 2) inside his residence. It is believed Bruno died of a heart attack. Currently, his death is considered of natural causes and no official autopsy will be performed.

Bruno Falcon is most known for his prolific work with Michael Jackson. However, even before adding the king of pop to his resume, he spent the entire 80s and 90s pioneering his own style. “Locking,” which can be seen in hip-hop dancers today, was perfected and popularized by Bruno. He truly cemented his status with the 1984 movie “Breakin” in which he starred as Electro Rock 1. The cult classic film also featured Ice T and Micheal Chambers.

Clearly, Ice T held the film experience close to his heart. He reacted to the news of Bruno’s untimely passing on Twitter the following day. The “Colors” rapper responded to a fan, who asked if he heard about the sad news. “Yep, just got a text. He was [too] young. Smh.”He typed.

Making His Mark

Following his role in “Breakin, Falcon went on to star in other classics like “Moonwalker and Bill” and “Teds Bogus Journey.” Speaking of “Moonwalker,” the musical film put Bruno alongside Michael Jackson on the big screen for the first time. The dancing duo had a close-knit relationship. They played off each other flawlessly professionally and personally. “Smooth criminal” is perhaps his most iconic work. since 1987 fans have been recreating that lean move, and Falcon is the man responsible. Aside from this, he served as Micheal’s choreographer for his HIStory tour. It’s no exaggeration to say he had a hand in the imagery that sculpted Micheal Jackson’s career.

In addition to his accomplishments with Micheal, Bruno has worked with Chaka Khan, Janet Jackson, and Latoya Jackson. Obviously, Micheal made sure to give a glowing review to his siblings.

Bruno “Pop N Taco” Falcon was 58 years old.

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Dreema Carrington|IG@dr3amgirl79 | Twitter: @notdreema

An ambitious young journalist from Baltimore, Maryland with a passion for releasing candid and accurate information to the public. Has experience in broadcast, reporting, and editing. Always strives to make stories unique and captivating while telling the truth. Currently pursuing a Bachelors Degree in Broadcast Journalism.

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