Erick Morillo, an international DJ famous for mega club hits such as “I Like To Move It,” was found dead Tuesday, Miami Beach police said. He was 49.
Police told news site Local 10 that they received a 911 call to his home Tuesday morning at 5660 La Gorce Drive.
Morillo was facing charges of sexual battery after he was arrested last month. The DJ was accused of sexual battery on a woman in December 2019 at his home and turned himself in on Aug. 6. He was scheduled to appear in court Friday, Local 10 reported.
According to an incident report obtained by Local 10, Morillo and the unnamed woman were DJing at a party on Miami’s Star Island, and afterwards, they went back to his Miami Beach home for drinks.
The victim told police that Morillo “made several advances towards her, some sexual in nature, but she refused all of his attempts” and eventually went to sleep in another room. She also “reported waking up nude on the bed, with Mr. Morillo standing on the side of the bed also nude” in the arrest report.
Morillo is best known for ’90s house music, including his electro-dance track “I Like To Move It,” which was released in 1993 under the pseudonym Reel 2 Real.
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