DJ Eric Morillo found dead at 49 - three weeks after he was arrested over a ...

I Like To Move It DJ Erick Morillo is found dead at 49 - three weeks after he was arrested following claims from a fellow DJ that he raped her last year Morillo was found dead at his home in Miami Beach on Tuesday, police said The circumstances surrounding his death remain unclear The Colombian-American artist gained recognition in the 1990s with his electro-dance hit 'I Like To Move It'  Morillo's death comes less than four weeks after he was arrested in Miami and charged with sexual battery on August 6 He had denied the assault accusations made against him by a fellow female DJ 

By Megan Sheets For Dailymail.com

Published: 20:14 BST, 1 September 2020 | Updated: 20:42 BST, 1 September 2020

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Internationally renowned DJ and music producer Erick Morillo has died aged 49, less than a month after he was arrested on sexual assault charges.  

Morillo was found dead at his home in Miami Beach on Tuesday morning by officers responding to a 911 call, according to local police. 

The circumstances surrounding his death remain unclear as authorities say the investigation is still in its preliminary stages.

The Colombian-American artist gained recognition in the 1990s with his electro-dance hit I Like To Move It, which was released under his stage name Reel 2 Real. 

He went on to win the DJ Awards' 'Best House DJ' and 'Best International DJ' titles three times.   

Morillo's death comes less than four weeks after he was arrested in Miami and charged with sexual battery after a rape kit allegedly came back positive for is DNA. 

He had denied the assault accusations made against him by a fellow female DJ.

Internationally renowned DJ and music producer Erick Morillo died aged 49 on Tuesday. He is pictured above in December 2010

Internationally renowned DJ and music producer Erick Morillo died aged 49 on Tuesday. He is pictured above in December 2010

Morillo turned himself into authorities on August 6 and was later released on bail.   

He was charged over an incident that allegedly took place back in 2019 at a small after party hosted by Morillo in his Miami area home.

Police said that Morillo and a female DJ had been hired to work a private event and went back to his house for drinks afterwards with another unidentified female. 

Morillo is pictured in his mugshot after he turned himself in to police to face sexual assault charges on August 6

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