What's Erick Morillo's net worth? DJ found dead at Miami Beach home weeks after arrest on sex charges
South Florida DJ and music producer Erick Morillo, known for his epic hit of the '90s, 'I Like to Move It', was found dead at his home in Miami Beach on Tuesday, September 1, 2020. According to Miami Beach Police spokesperson Ernesto Rodriguez, police found Morillo dead in his Miami Beach home following a 911 call on Tuesday morning, USA Today reported.
Detectives went to the scene and are in the preliminary stages of an investigation. The news of Morillo's death comes a few weeks after he was arrested in Miami on sexual battery charges. According to a TMZ report, the alleged victim claims she and Morillo went to his place after they were both DJing. The victim alleged that she resisted his sexual advances, and then went to sleep at his place, but woke up nude...with Morillo standing next to her, also nude. Morillo turned himself in on August 6. According to a USA Today report, he had been set free on a $25,000 bond, and his next hearing was scheduled for Friday, September 4, 2020.
While DJing at a club in New Jersey, Morillo met El General, and the two subsequently released a single together called, 'Muevelo'. The track, which mixed reggae, house and techno, achieved Platinum status. However, it was his 1993 single, 'I Like to Move It' that put Morillo on the map worldwide, and he made a lot of profit after the release. The song became a party anthem during the 90s. Later, the DJ continued releasing his own albums and ultimately chose to shift his primary focus back to producing and DJing. Morillo has his own record label, Subliminal Records, based in New Jersey. According to Celebrity Net Worth, Morillo's net worth is $9 Million.
Morillo worked extensively under the Subliminal brand and released several singles, including the club hit 'Fun' under the name Da Mob. Later, in 2004, he released his debut solo album, 'My World', which featured a collaboration with Diddy and Boy George. The following year, 'I Like to Move It' found a whole new audience when it was featured in the DreamWorks animated film 'Madagascar' as well as its sequel, which included voice work from Ben Stiller, Chris Rock, Jada Pinkett Smith and Sacha Baron Cohen, Yahoo Finance reported.
In 2012, Morillo announced to fans that he was going to marry British model Yasmin Sait-Armstrong. “The woman of my dreams”, he wrote on Facebook. “The love of my life”, he would repeat several years after the divorce. The couple met on New Year's Eve 2012 and married in May. However, the relationship did not last even a year.