DJ ERICK Morillo was reportedly found dead in his home in Miami Beach on Tuesday.
The DJ was best known for his 1993 hit, I Like to Move It.
Who was Erick Morillo?
Erick Morillo was born in New York City, and later moved to Cartagena, Colombia.
He moved to New Jersey at the age of 11, where he lived with his mom and sister, Sheila.
Morillo began DJing in high school, and after taking a professional course, began working at night clubs.
He skyrocketed on charts with the 1993 hit, I Like to Move It – which he released under the name Reel 2 Real.
He won the DJ Awards' Best House DJ and Best International DJ three times each, TMZ reported.
His most recent award was won in 2009.
How did he die and how old was he?
Miami police said the DJ was found dead in his home on Tuesday, WPLG reported.
Morillo, born in 1971, was 49 years old.
Cops got a call around 10:42am on September 1, and went to his home.
Police are still in preliminary stages of the investigation, Miami Beach Police Public Information Officer Ernesto Rodriguez told WPLG.
The circumstances around his death were not immediately clear, TMZ reported.
What was the sexual battery case?
Morillo was arrested last month after he was accused of sexual battery.
A woman claimed she was assaulted at his Miami Beach residence – which he denied.
The victim alleged Morillo “made several advances towards her, some sexual in nature, but she refused all of his attempts."
She added that she found an empty bed in the home to sleep in – and reported "waking up nude on the bed, with Mr. Morillo standing on the side of the bed also nude.”
A rape kit tested positive for his DNA, and Morillo later turned himself in, WPLG reported.
He was scheduled to appear in court on Friday.
Did he have a girlfriend?
Morillo did not have a known girlfriend at the time of his death, according to CelebsCouples.
He was never engaged or married.
What was his net worth?
The DJ-producer has an estimated net worth of $9million, according to Celebrity Net Worth.
He began DJing at weddings and other local events in New York, and after taking professional courses, began working at night clubs.
His 1993 hit single skyrocketed him on the charts, and he later joined other DJ's to form the management company Double Platinum.
Morillo later began his own label, Subliminal records, Yahoo Finance reported.
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