Michael Jackson and 'Pop N Taco' in the legendary 'Smooth Criminal' Short-Film
Bruno Falcon, the trailblazing hip-hop dancer and choreographer known as “Pop N Taco,” died Saturday at his Long Beach, California, home. He was 58.
The pop-and-lock legend of the early ’80s cult film “Breakin’ ” passed away of natural causes, his sister Diana Wolgamott confirmed to local news outlets. No official cause of death has been confirmed, but she said she believes he might have died of a heart attack.
The late Adolfo "Shabba Doo" Quinones and Bruno "Pop N Taco" Falcon in 1984's "Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo."
The East LA native was a mainstay in the street dance scene throughout the ’80s and ’90s.
“People couldn’t believe there was a Mexican who could pop,” Falcon once told Soc!ety Dance Academy magazine. “They would challenge me in front of the school or a party or a high school dance. They’d come out, right at you, right in front of your face.”
Taco and Michael on the set of 'Smooth Criminal'
Tacos nephew has set up a GoFundMe to cover costs for his uncles funeral. Please see the description here -
Hello this is Beto. Tacos Nephews creating this account. Saturday July 2nd we unexpectedly lost our beloved Bruno "Pop N Taco" Falcon. To many, Bruno was an icon, a legend in the dance world, a master of popping and a teacher. But to us he was a son, a brother, a friend and an uncle. Bruno was a good man whos generosity over the years was unmeasurable. He was just an all around good and humble person. But over the years Bruno fell on some hard times. So we are here asking his fans, students and family for any donations to help us lay our Bruno to rest. Bruno "Pop N Taco" will forever live in our hearts. He left his legacy in this world and for that we are proud of him. We love you Bruno
At the time of writing - They have raised $28,625 USD of $40,000 goal