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DJ Erick Morillo dies aged 49

DJ Erick Morillo has died (Picture: Startraks/Rex) Famed DJ Erick Morillo has died at the age of 49, it has been confirmed. The musician, who was best known for his 1993 hit I Like To Move It, was found dead in Miami Beach, Florida on Tuesday morning. One Miami Beach Police spokesperson told Metro.co.uk: 'The Miami Beach Police Department is investigating the death of Mr Eric A. 'We received a 911 call this morning at 10:42 a.m… Detectives are currently on scene and in the preliminary stages of the investigation.' Tributes have poured in for the musician, with Jersey Shore star DJ Pauly D tweeting: 'Sad News:(A True Legend. he was troubled, less than perfect but was always amazing to me and helped us get circus going in the early days, and we had many amazing times over the 20 years we we're friends.

Morillo had turned himself in relation to sexual battery allegations last month (Picture: Getty Images) Erick released his biggest hit under the pseudonym Reel 2 Real, which has featured heavily in the Madagascar films. The allegation related to an incident in Miami Beach in December 2019, with a woman telling detectives that she went to Morillo's home with another woman after a party on Star Island at which they were both DJing. According to the Miami Beach Police Department's arrest report, the woman alleged that the music producer 'made several advances towards her, some sexual in nature' while they were in the pool, 'but she refused all of his attempts'. At the time, Erick's lawyer told Page Six: 'Mr Morillo's arrest is based on an incident that occurred back on December 7, 2019. It is important the public understands that the police report contains mere allegations and Mr Morillo is presumed innocent.' 'There is more to the story than what is in the initial police report, and I look forward to sharing this evidence as I defend Mr Morillo in court.

He was reportedly scheduled for a court hearing on Friday at the time of his death. If you've got a celebrity story, video or pictures get in touch with the Metro.co.uk entertainment team by emailing us [email protected], calling 020 3615 2145 or by visiting our Submit Stuff page – we'd love to hear from you. DJ Erick Morillo has died. The musician, known for his 90s hit I Like To Move It, was 49. His body was found this morning, reports TMZ.

Law enforcement sources told the US site that the music producer's body was found in Miami Beach. The circumstances surrounding his death are not yet known, but officers say they received a 911 call at 10.42am, with detectives quickly heading to the scene. Erick was best know for producing electro dance track I Like To Move It, which he released in 1993 under the pseudonym Reel 2 Real. His death comes just weeks after he was arrested in Miami on sexual battery charges. Florida based Local 10 News reported that the victim gave a statement to police detailing what she says she remembers from the night of the alleged incident.

According to the arrest report, the victim told detectives that DJ Morillo "made several advances towards her, some sexual in nature, but she refused all of his attempts." However, the arrest report also stated the alleged victim claimed that she recalled "waking up nude on the bed, with Mr Morillo standing on the side of the bed also nude." DJ Morillo denied the accusations against him and had turned himself in on August 6. As well as DJ-ing, Morillo produced music under a number of aliases including Ministers de la Funk, The Dronez, RAW, Smooth Touch, RBM, Deep Soul, Club Ultimate and Li'l Mo Ying Yang. DJ Erick Morillo - famous for his hit 1993 song I Like To Move It - has been found dead in Florida. The body of the 49-year-old musician was discovered at a property in Miami Beach this morning, according to police. released under the name Reel 2 Real, has stood the test of time, featuring in adverts, films and as a ringtone over the years.

Miami Police officer Ernesto Rodriguez said: "We received a 911 call this morning at 10.42am to 5660 La Gorce Drive. "Detectives are currently on scene and in the preliminary stages of the investigation." On August 6, the DJ was arrested and charged with sexual battery against a woman, another DJ who had been working at a private party on an exclusive Miami island with him in December 2019. She went to his Miami Beach home after, along with another woman, and claimed Morillo "made several advances towards her, some sexual in nature, but she refused all of his attempts." Erick Morillo RIP." he was troubled, less than perfect but was always amazing to me and helped us get circus going in the early days, and we had many amazing times over the 20 years we we're friends. The Colombian-American DJ produced music under several different pseudonyms, including Reel 2 Real for I Like To Move It, which reached number 5 on the UK singles chart in 1994. The song became an international dance hit and made Morillo a millionaire as he flew between Europe and the US weekly to tape MTV Europe. Despite the song's roaring success, Morillo feared it may have hurt his creative drive and street credibility so produced new music under the Erick Morillo Project then became a favourite on the DJ circuit in Ibiza, Europe and Australia. Morillo was a three-time winner of Best International DJ, in 2002, 2006 and 2009, receiving a total of 15 nomination from 1998-2010. DJ Erick Morillo--best known for his 1993 hit, "I Like to Move It"--has died... Law enforcement sources tell us the DJ and music producer's body was found this morning in Miami Beach... Best known for his work in international house music, Morillo produced his biggest hit in the '90s with the electro-dance track "I Like to Move It"... Morillo's death comes a few weeks after he was arrested in Miami on sexual battery charges. The alleged victim claims she and Morillo went to his place after they were both DJing. She alleges she resisted his sexual advances, and then went to sleep at his place, but woke up nude... DJ Erick Morillo, who was the artist behind 90s hit I Like To Move It, has died at the age of 49. The star's body was found this morning in Miami Beach, law enforcement sources told TMZ. The circumstances surrounding his death are not yet known. "We received a 911 call this morning at 10:42 a.m… Detectives are currently on scene and in the preliminary stages of the investigation," they added to Metro.co.uk. Erick produced electro dance track I Like To Move It, which he released in 1993 under the pseudonym Reel 2 Real. Erick Morillo dies aged 49 Erick Morillo's body was reportedly found this morning in Miami Beach READ MORE Caroline Quentin admits concerns after signing up to Strictly The track has featured in the animated Madagascar films. Erick was a three-time winner of the DJ Awards' Best House DJ. He also won Best International DJ three times. Erick Morillo produced music under several aliases Erick Morillo was a three-time winner of the DJ Awards' Best House DJ The Colombian-American DJ and music producer had been working with his accuser at a private party on Star Island in December 2019, before returning to his home alongside another woman. The alleged victim gave a statement to police detailing what she says she remembers from the night, according to Florida based Local 10 News. The woman told detectives in the arrest report that DJ Morillo "made several advances towards her, some sexual in nature, but she refused all of his attempts".