In a year filled with a flurry of bad news, Erick Morillo has reportedly died at the age of 49. TMZ has reported that law enforcement sources confirmed that the DJ and music producer’s body was found this morning in Miami Beach with the circumstances surrounding his death are currently unclear.
The Colombian-American talent was a true icon throughout the house music scene who dominated the 90s. Morillo was a three-time winner of DJ Awards “Best House DJ” in 1998, 2001 and 2003 and a three-time winner of “Best International DJ” in 2002, 2006 and 2009.
Morillo’s death comes a few weeks after he was arrested in Miami on sexual battery charges. He had turned himself in on August 6th.
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