“I like to maneuver it” DJ Erick Morillo’s reason behind demise reveals
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Miami Dade Examiner confirms E! News that the music producer’s cause of death is acute ketamine toxicity, while the mode of death has been classified as an accident.
A man behind one of the most famous songs of the 90s has died.
Erick Morillo, Music Producer and DJ, Famous for the Dance Hit “I Like To Move It” Has Passed Away, E! Messages can confirm. The music star was 49 years old.
His death is currently under investigation by Miami Beach police after responding to an 911 call around 10:40 a.m. on Tuesday, September 1. The department confirmed this to E! News.
Morillo’s death comes two weeks after he pleaded not guilty of sexual battery in a recent criminal case. In early August, Miami’s Local 10 reported that he was arrested and charged with an alleged incident with another DJ at his Miami Beach home in December 2019. E! News has asked its agent and attorney for comment.
The award-winning DJ became famous in 1993 with the release of “I Like to Move It”, which he co-wrote and produced under the pseudonym Reel 2 Real for the Strictly Rhythm label. Released around the world, the song has since become a memorable ’90s hit and was named one of the best dance tracks of all time.
The hit also became a frequent reference in pop culture and has been featured in several films, including the Madagascar series.