PublishedTue, 1 Sep 2020, 19:47
- The DJ, who was recently charged with sexual battery, was found dead this morning in Miami Beach.
Erick Morillo has died at the age of 49.
The Subliminal records founder, known for house hits like Reel 2 Real's "I Like To Move It," was found this morning in Miami Beach, TMZ reports.
Cause of death is currently unknown. Mixmag has obtained a statement from the Miami Beach Police Department: "We received a 911 call this morning at 10:42 AM to 5660 La Gorce Drive in Miami Beach. Detectives responded to the scene and did not observe any apparent signs of foul play. The cause of death will be determined by the Miami Dade Medical Examiner’s Office."
Last month, Morillo was arrested and charged with sexual battery.
Morillo came to prominence via his early '90s records on Strictly Rhythm. The Colombian-raised DJ was known for integrating Latin influences into house music and held major residencies at clubs like London's Ministry Of Sound. He launched Subliminal in 1999 and released 12 Subliminal Sessions mixes by himself and other prominent artists throughout the 2000s.
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