At this time, DJ Erick Morillo’s death cause was not released after his dead body was found at his home in Miami Beach, Florida, on Tuesday morning, according to the police.
The American-Colombian musician, best known for producing electro-dance track I Like To Movie It, which he released in 1993 under the pseudonym Reel 2 Real, passed away at the age of 49.
However, a Miami Beach Police spokesperson announced the Miami Beach Police Department is investigating the DJ Erick Morillo’s death cause.
Although the details surrounding Erick Morillo’s death are not yet known, officers state they responded to a 911 call at 10.42 am, with detectives immediately heading to the scene at his home on La Gorce Drive.
He said: ‘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.’
Is Erick Morillo’s death cause elated to his arrestment?
News of DJ Erick Morillo’s death came just a few weeks after he was arrested in Miami in charge of sexual battery.
According to an arrest report, the Plaintiff, who is also a female DJ, stated she had worked at a private party with Morillo at home on Star Island and went to Morillo’s house after the party.
The report added the victim claims that DJ Morillo “made several advances towards her, some sexual in nature, but she refused all of his attempts.”
She also claimed the possible victim recalled being intoxicated and sought out a room to sleep in alone in the DJ’s home.
Above all, DJ Morillo denied all accusations against him and had turned himself and he was planed to appear before the court on Friday.
Reactions to Erick Morillo’s death
Tributes messages have started for the musician, when Jersey Shore star DJ Pauly D tweeted: ‘Sad News 🙁 A True Legend. Erick Morillo RIP.’
Also, Musician Yousef reacted: ‘Can’t believe it. Only spoke to him last week …. 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’re friends. Genuinely gutted. RIP @ErickMorillo.’
Who was Erick Morillo?
Morillo was born on March 26, 1971 in New York but whose family was from Colombia. He was a famous DJ, music producer, and also record label owner.
He’s a 3-time winner of the DJ Awards’ Best House DJ and a 3-time winner of Best International DJ, including his newest win in 2009.