'I Like to Move it' House DJ Erick Morillo Found Dead Amid Sexual Battery Charges at 49

DJ Erick Morillo, best known for his 1993 hit, “I Like to Move It,” was found dead.

He was 49.

via TMZ:

Law enforcement sources tell us the DJ and music producer’s body was found this morning in Miami Beach … the circumstances surrounding his death are currently unclear.

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” … which he put out under the stage name Reel 2 Real.

He’s a 3-time winner of the DJ Awards’ Best House DJ and a 3-time winner of Best International DJ … including his most recent win in 2009.

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 … with Morillo standing next to her, also nude.

He’d turned himself in on August 6.

According to the medical examiner, there were no immediate signs of foul play.

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