Erick Morillo’s death has been ruled as an accidental overdose according to toxicology reports. The Miami-Dade County Medical Examiner Department released the report related to Morillo’s death, and in a statement said that it was attributed to “acute ketamine toxicity” but cocaine and MDMA were also identified as contributors to the cause of his death.
The preliminary autopsy was carried out by Dr. Emma O. Lew on September 2. It states: “On the basis of investigation the probable manner of death: Accident”.
The famous house music producer was found dead on Sept. 1. He was only 49 years old. The news came just shortly after Morillo was charged with sexual battery in relation to an alleged rape that reportedly took place at his Miami Beach home in Dec. 2019. Morillo had denied the allegations but came forward to the police after the results of a rape kit tested positive for his DNA, precipitating the charges. Since his death, at least 10 other women have come forward with allegations of sexual misconduct.
The New Jersey native gained international fame for the hit tracks, “I Like to Move It” and “Muevelo.” The artist can be remembered for his sets performed around the world particularly where he held a residency in Ibiza.
Erick Morillo’s full toxicology report can be found here.