Erick Morillo, the internationally-recognised DJ best known for the track ‘I Like to Move It’, has been found dead in Miami, local police have said.

His death comes less than a month after his arrest for sexually assaulting a female DJ after working a gig together.

Police said the 49-year old was found dead in his Miami Beach home, but have released few details as the investigation begins.

He released his 1994 hit ‘I Like to Move It’ using the name Reel 2 Real.

It became a retro hit again after a remix was featured in the 2005 animated film Madagascar.

Morillo had denied the sexual assault charge, but turned himself in after a rape kit identified him as the suspect, according to WPLG-TV in Florida.

He had been scheduled for a court hearing on Friday, the station reported.

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