Hip-hop pioneer and legendary dancer Bruno’s “Pop N Taco” Falcon died…this according to his relatives.
His sister, Diana Wolgamott, tells TMZ … the longtime Los Angeles-based circuit breaker and choreographer died Saturday at his Long Beach home. She says she thinks he may have died of a possible heart attack. We are told that his death is considered natural and that no autopsy will be performed.
Bruno was a staple of the dance scene throughout the 80s and 90s – in particular, through a style that he kind of carved out as his own in lockdown … that he popularized in the cult classic movie “Breakin'” where he played one of the main characters, Electro Rock 1 opposite Ice-T.
Speaking of which, the rapper confirmed his death on Twitter…replying to a fan who asked if he’d heard of Bruno’s death and saying, “Yeah I just got a text. He was too young. Smh.”
Yes, I just received a text. He was too young. Smh https://t.co/guoYnhWgI0
The guy then starred in other films such as “Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey”, “Thumbelina” and even michael jacksonIt’s “Mounwalker”. He actually had a pretty close relationship with MJ…having danced off and on with the superstar for years, even appearing in some music videos.
He may be best remembered as one of the “Smooth Criminal” dancers 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 has used often in his career. Bruno was with Michael on his HIStory tour in the 90s – he seems to have served as a choreographer.
Bruno also danced with other members of the Jackson family, including La Toya and Janet. He also appeared in music videos for Lionel Richie and Shaka Khanamong other famous artists.