Willi Ninja 1961 – 2008

Willi died from AIDS-related heart failure in New York in 2008. He was 45. He had a career that spanned film, music and choreography. He starred in two Janet Jackson music videos, “Escapade” and “Alright”  before his death. He also released his own single, “Hot” in 1994. He was known as the “godfather of Voguing”.

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