“I Like to Move It” DJ, Erick Morillo Dies At 49

DJ Erick Morillo, the musician known for his 90s hit “I Like To Move It”, has died.


His body was found this morning, September 1, in Miami Beach, reports TMZ.


The circumstances surrounding his death are not yet known, law enforcement sources told the news site.


Erick was best known for producing electro dance track I Like To Movie It, which he released in 1993 under the pseudonym Reel 2 Real.


“Madagascar” movie franchise revived his hit song recently as it was used in the movie.


"I Like to Move It" DJ, Erick Morillo dies at 49


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.

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His death comes just weeks after he was arrested in Miami on sexual battery charges. The alleged victim claimed she and Morillo had gone to his place after a gig where they had both been 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.


Morillo was 49.


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