Erick Morillo Death, Bio, Wiki, Age, Wife, Rape Case, Cause of Death, Funeral, and Net Worth

Erick Morillo Bio, Wiki

Erick Morillo was an American disc jockey, record label owner, and music producer best known for his 1993 hit song I Like To Move It. He was found dead in his Miami home on September 1, 2020.

Erick Morillo Age

Erick was born on March 26, 1971, in New York, United States. He grew up partly in the US and also in Colombia. As at the time of his death on September 1, 2020, Erick was 49 years old.

Erick Morillo Family

He was born in New York but spent most of his childhood in Cartagena, Colombia, where his family was originally from. It was while in Colombia that he developed an interest in salsa and merengue music. Erick later moved back to the United States together with his mother, Elisa, and sister, Sheila, when he was aged 11.

Erick Morillo Wife

He was married Yasmin Sait-Armstrong, a model who works at Vivien’s Model Management on May 15, 2012. The two are said to have met on met on New Year’s Eve in 2011, before getting married four months later. It is not immediately clear whether Erick and his wife had any children.

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Erick Morillo Death

He died on September 1, 2020. Before he met his death, Erick was living in his Miami Beach home in Florida. It was not immediately clear whether he was living alone or with a companion.

Erick Morillo Cause of Death | Suicide

According to Miami Beach police, Erick was found dead in the morning hours of Sep. 1, 2020. However, the cause of his death could not readily be established at the death scene. Preliminary reports by the police indicate that there were no clear indications that there may have been a foul play or apparent suicide. Police spokesperson, Ernesto Rodriguez, said that the cause of death would be derived from the Medical Examiner’s Office after a postmortem.

Erick Morillo Funeral

Erick died on September 1, 2020. According to the police, he was found dead that morning in his Miami Beach home. The date for his funeral will be announced later.

Erick Morillo Rape Case

Erick was arrested on August 6, 2020, and subsequently charged with the sexual battery of a woman. According to his accuser, who is also a DJ, they were working together at a private party on Star Island in Miami Beach before retiring to Erick’s Miami Beach home in December 2019. She contended that she got very drunk and passed out only to wake up nude in bed beside Erick who was also nude.

Her allegations were further strengthened when DNA extracts found inside her were ascertained to be Erick’s. He turned himself in shortly after before being released on bond. He was scheduled to appear in court on September 4, 2020, but died on September 1.

Erick Morillo I Like To Move It

During his more than three-decade-long DJing career, Erick had many hits. However, it is his I Like To Move It, the 1993 mega-hit which he produced under the pseudonym Reel 2 Real. The song went on to be featured in numerous movies, commercials, and ringtones.

Erick Morillo Net Worth

His illustrious career in the entertainment industry spanned three decades. Erick performed in soldout shows locally and abroad. He no doubt, therefore, accumulated a decent fortune. According to Celebrity Net Worth, Erick’s net worth is estimated to have been $10 million at the time of his death.

Erick Morillo House

He owned a house in Miami Beach, Florida. It is in his residence that the veteran DJ was found dead on September 1, 2020.