A cause of death has not been revealed and the circumstances are not yet known.

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Famed DJ Erick Morillo has died at the age of 49, it has been confirmed.

The musician, who was best known for his 1993 hit I Like To Move It, was found dead in Miami Beach, Florida on Tuesday morning.

A cause of death has not been revealed and the circumstances are not yet known.

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One Miami Beach Police spokesperson told Metro.co.uk: ‘The Miami Beach Police Department is investigating the death of Mr Eric A. Morillo (DOB: 3/26/71).

‘We received a 911 call this morning at 10:42 a.m… Detectives are currently on scene and in the preliminary stages of the investigation.’

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Erick released his biggest hit under the pseudonym Reel 2 Real, which has featured heavily in the Madagascar films.

In August, the DJ turned himself in with his attorney following the results of a rape kit that tested positive for his DNA. Morillo denied the allegation.

He was reportedly scheduled for a court hearing on Friday at the time of his death.

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