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

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.’

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

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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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