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DJ Erick Morillo found dead at his Miami home aged 49

Erick Morillo
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World-famous DJ Erick Morillo, who also produced the global 1994 hit I Like To Move It under the Reel 2 Real pseudonym, has been found dead at his Miami Beach home, police have confirmed.

Born in New York in 1971, Morillo spent much of his early childhood in Colombia, returning to the US when he was 11. After graduating from High School he took a studio engineering course and began a successful DJing career.

Morillo’s death comes just weeks after he was arrested and charged with sexual battery on a woman. The cause of death hasn't been confirmed.

Ben Rogerson

I’m the Group Content Manager for MusicRadar, specialising in all things tech. I previously spent eight years working on our sister magazine, Computer Music. I’ve been playing the piano, gigging in bands and failing to finish tracks at home for more than 30 years, 20 of which I’ve also spent writing about music technology. 

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