It is with a heavy heart that I report the loss of an incredible person and dancer Mr. Gabriel Paige. Gabriel's life expired on July 15th in Los Angeles and his body was laid to rest last week surrounded by family and friends in his hometown of Chicago. The cause of death is unknown at this time.
This is a devastating loss to the L.A. dance community. Many of you may recognize Gabriel as one of Britney Spears' longtime back-up dancers. Gabriel was with Britney from the very beginning and his beautiful technique and well defined body was frequently showcased in the singer's music videos as well as her live tours.
I had the pleasure of working with Gabriel a few years ago on an episode of MAD TV and he was simply a joy to be around. I always admired his skill and his ability to masterfully navigate through the demanding challenges the entertainment business presented dancers in Hollywood. Dancers usually work the hardest and get very little to no recognition.
I'm happy Gabriel was able to see many of his dreams come true before God called him home. He will truly be missed.