Popular DJ Erick Morillo has kicked the bucket at 49 years old, it has been affirmed. The performer, who was most popular for his 1993 hit I Like To Move It, was discovered dead in Miami Beach, Florida on Tuesday morning. A reason for death has not been uncovered and the conditions are not yet known. One Miami Beach Police representative told Metro.co.uk: 'The Miami Beach Police Department is exploring the passing of Mr Eric A. Morillo (DOB: 3/26/71).
'We got a 911 call early today at 10:42 a.m… Detectives are at present on scene and in the fundamental phases of the examination.' Tributes have poured in for the artist, with Jersey Shore star DJ Pauly D tweeting: 'Pitiful News :( A True Legend. Erick Morillo RIP.' Musician Yousef responded: 'Can barely handle it. Just addressed him a week ago … . he was pained, not exactly great yet was continually astonishing to me and helped us get bazaar moving in the good 'ol days, and we had many astounding occasions over the 20 years we we're companions. Really gutted. Tear @ErickMorillo.'
Erick delivered his greatest hit under the pen name 2 Real, which has included intensely in the Madagascar films. In August, the DJ handed himself over with his lawyer following the consequences of an assault pack that tried positive for his DNA. Morillo denied the charge. The claim identified with an episode in Miami Beach in December 2019, with a lady advising criminologists that she went to Morillo's home with another lady after a gathering on Star Island at which they were both DJing. As per the Miami Beach Police Department's capture report, the lady claimed that the music maker 'made a few advances towards her, some sexual in nature' while they were in the pool, 'however she rejected the entirety of his endeavors'.
The informer affirmed she had 'streaks' of the DJ playing out a sex follow up on her and reviewed him 'infiltrating' her, additionally asserting she felt 'post sex torment'. The lady considered 911 subsequent to going out, with police looking through the habitation and taking DNA examples. An assault pack has returned for Morillo's DNA. At that point, Erick's attorney revealed to Page Six: 'Mr Morillo's capture depends on an occurrence that happened back on December 7, 2019. From that point forward, Mr Morillo has completely helped out the police. It is significant people in general comprehends that the police report contains simple claims and Mr Morillo is assumed honest.' 'There is a whole other world to the story than what is in the underlying police report, and I anticipate sharing this proof as I guard Mr Morillo in court. Our arrangement of equity necessitates that a blamed is dealt with reasonably and with fair treatment.'
The attorney included: 'Mr Morillo will practice the entirety of his sacred rights and I am certain when the entirety of the proof is introduced for this situation, equity will be served, and Mr Morillo will be vindicated.' He was apparently booked for a court hearing on Friday at the hour of his passing. Got a showbiz story? In the event that you have a big name story, video or pictures connect with the Metro.co.uk amusement group by messaging us celebtips@metro.co.uk, calling 020 3615 2145 or by visiting our Submit Stuff page – we'd love to get notification from you.