DJ and I Like To Move It hitmaker Erick Morillo dies aged 49

ERICK MORILLO - a DJ and musician who is best known for his 90s hit song I Like To Move It - has died at the age of 49.

PUBLISHED: 19:48, Tue, Sep 1, 2020 | UPDATED: 21:13, Tue, Sep 1, 2020

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.

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The circumstances surrounding his death are not yet known.

A Miami Beach Police spokesperson said: “The Miami Beach Police Department is investigating the death of Mr Eric A. Morillo (DOB: 3/26/71).

“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.

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Erick MorilloErick Morillo dies aged 49 (Image: GETTY)

Erick MorilloErick Morillo's body was reportedly found this morning in Miami Beach (Image: GETTY)

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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 regularly performed in Ibiza.

 

Erick MorilloErick Morillo produced music under several aliases (Image: GETTY)

Erick MorilloErick Morillo was a three-time winner of the DJ Awards’ Best House DJ (Image: GETTY)

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Alongside his DJ-ing career, Morillo produced music under several aliases including Ministers de la Funk, The Dronez, RAW, Smooth Touch, RBM, Deep Soul, Club Ultimate and Li'l Mo Ying Yang.

He has also performed at venues in Las Vegas and music festivals including Creamfields.

His death comes after he was arrested in

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