DJ Erick Morillo (DJ famous for 1993 hit I Like To Move It found dead) Biography, Wiki
The body of the 49-year-old musician was discovered at a property in Miami Beach this morning, according to police.
His 1993 hit, released under the name Reel 2 Real, has featured in swathes of adverts and films over the years.
Morillo was also behind hit dance-floor tracks including ‘Reach’, ‘Believe’, ‘Do What You Want’ and ‘I Feel Love.’ He performed under pseudonyms including Ministers De La Funk, The Dronez (with Harry ‘Choo Choo’ Romero and Jose Nunez) and Li’l Mo Ying Yang.
Born in New York, Morillo spent most of his early years in Cartegena, Colombia, before moving back to the US aged 11 to live with his mother and sister in Union City, New Jersey.
He began DJing at weddings for friends and family at the age of 11, while attending a private grammar school.
The Colombian-American DJ produced music under several different pseudonyms, including Reel 2 Real for I Like To Move It, which reached number 5 on the UK singles chart in 1994.
In 1997, Morillo launched Subliminal Records with his production partners Harry Romero and Jose Nunez. In 2004, Erick released his first artist album worldwide, entitled “My World.” The album featured collaborations from the likes of Puff Daddy, DJ Rap, Boy George and even a reunion with the Mad Stuntman.
Miami Police officer Ernesto Rodriguez said: “We received a 911 call this morning at 10.42am to 5660 La Gorce Drive.
“Detectives are currently on scene and in the preliminary stages of the investigation.”
On 6 August, Morillo was arrested and charged with sexual battery against a female DJ who had been working at a private party on an exclusive Miami island with him in December 2019.
She went to his Miami Beach home after, along with another woman, and claimed Morillo “made several advances towards her, some sexual in nature, but she refused all of his attempts”.
Erick Morillo Death
DJ Erick Morillo was found dead on September 1, 2020, at the age of 49, in Miami Beach, Florida, according to TMZ. The circumstances surrounding his death are currently unclear.
Musician Yousef paid tribute to Morillo on Twitter. Yousef tweeted: “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 we’re friends. Genuinely gutted. RIP.”
Erick Morillo Cause of Death
Erick Morillo’s cause of death has not been revealed.
Erick Morillo Net Worth
Erick Morillo’s net worth was estimated to be $10 million.
Erick Morillo Instagram
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