Michael Jackson’s breakdancing teacher, Bruno ‘Pop N Taco’ Falcon dies at 58
Bruno ‘Pop N Taco’ Falcon, the street dancing pioneer and late King of Pop Michael Jackson‘s longtime breakdancing teacher has died at the age of 58.
‘It is with sadness and emotion that I announce Bruno passed away yesterday,’ 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 of history, with Michael Jackson. We are all thinking of Bruno’s family and sending them all our love. Bruno “Pop N’ Taco” Falcon is the king.’
His sister, Diana Wolgamott told TMZ on Sunday that she believes he may have died from a possible heart attack and no autopsy will be conducted.
Bruno taught Micheal Jackson popping, waving, gliding, and animation techniques over their 16 years of 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.
The Mexican-American choreographer also appeared in Breakin’, its sequel Breakin’ 2: Electric Boogaloo as well as Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey in 1991.
Law & Order: SVU star Ice T – who played Rap Talker in Breakin’ – tweeted of Bruno: ‘Yep, just got a text [about his death]. He was way to 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.’