Britney Spears‘ longtime choreographer (think: Sometimes, I’m A Slave 4 U, Womanizer, and Crazy) Andre Fuentes is dead at the age of 40.
One colleague and close friend Melissa Miles shared to Instagram:
My dear sweet Andre Fuentes. I’m in complete shock. You went from being one of my first dance teachers in LA, to a mentor, then to my friend. You saw something in me most didn’t, and believed in me more than I may have even believed in myself. I will never forget our talks and some of the things you said that meant everything to me. I will miss you more than words can say. Thank you for your artistry and everything you contributed to the dance world. You changed my life and so many others. Until we meet again… RIP Andre ├░┼╕╦£┬óA photo posted by Melissa Miles (@1melissamiles) on Jun 1, 2016 at 9:05am PDT
Debbie Reynolds of the dance studio where Fuentes worked told Radar Online:
“We are saddened by the loss of Andre Fuentes, whose light shined in our studio for over 20 years. He was a remarkable dancer and a true talent and he will be loved and missed forever.”
No word yet from Miz Spears camp, but check out this adorable moment between the two (below):
R.I.P to Britney Spears longtime choreographer, dancer and friend Andre Fuentes pic.twitter.com/5QvWZpLO9v
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Fernando Gamboa (@LuisBlackout) June 1, 2016
Our thoughts and prayers are going out to all of Andre’s loved ones during this difficult time.