Veteran DJ Erick Morillo dead at 49
Erick Morillo was found dead in his Miami Beach home on the morning of September 1—he was 49. First reported by TMZ, the cause of Morillo’s death is currently unknown.
News of Morillo’s death comes just weeks after reports of the DJ being arrested in Miami on sexual battery charges in early August. The alleged victim claims she was assaulted by Morillo following a gig they both played, fighting off multiple sexual advances until she woke up to Morillo assaulting her. Morillo denied the accusations, though the venerated selector turned himself in to authorities after the results of a rape kit tested positive for his DNA on August 6. News of Morillo’s death arrives the same week as his scheduled court hearing.
This is a breaking news story that is still developing.