'I Like To Move It' DJ Erick Morillo Found Dead In Miami Beach
By Anna Gallegos
September 1, 2020
International DJ Erick Morillo, who was best known for the song "I Like to Move It," was found dead in a Miami Beach home on Tuesday. He was 49 years old.
Morillo was scheduled to be in court on Friday after he was charged with sexual battery last month. He was accused of assaulting a woman after they were hired as DJs for a private party on Star Island in December. Morillo invited the accuser and another woman to his house after the party for a drink, according to police report.
The accuser told police that she fell asleep by herself at Morillo's home, but woke up in the bed naked with Morillo - who was also nude - near by. She also said that she rejected several advances from Morillo the night before.
He initially denied the accusation, but turned himself into to police on August 6 after a rape kit tested positive for his DNA, Local 10 reported.
Morillo was known for his work in international house music. He gained mainstream attention with his 1993 dance hit "I Like to Move It," which also appeared in the 2005 movie Madagascar. His last album, "Fifth Element," was released last year, according to Billboard.
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