June 2, 2016

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Britney Spears Choreographer & Backup Dancer Andre Fuentes Is Dead at 40

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Jeff Kravitz/BBMA2016/FilmMagic

Andre Fuentes, who served as a longtime backup dancer and choreographer for Britney Spears, died at the age of 40 on Tuesday, May 31, PopCrush reports. 

Fuentes' contribution to Spears' choreography routines spanned 15 years. He originally joined the pop star on her 1999 ...Baby One More Time tour, and worked his way from a backup dancer to the role of choreographer. 

Fuentes' credits spanned a large part of Spears' career, as he danced in the classic videos for "I'm a Slave 4 U," "Sometimes," "Born to Make You Happy" and "(You Drive Me) Crazy." He's credited with choreographing the routines for the “Womanizer” and “Circus” music videos as well. 

Fuentes wasn't just a Spears-collaborator, as he boasted working credits with BeyoncéPrinceNo Doubt and Brandy. In the wake of his death—the cause of which is so far unconfirmed—various tributes from the dance community and beyond have surfaced online

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