After tons of speculation about world-famous DJ Erick Morillo’s death, a Miami medical examiner ruled it to be accidental this week.
Morillo made news over the summer when he was arrested on a sexual battery charge on August 6. According to Miami Beach police, a woman accused him of raping her last December. Court records show Morillo had pleaded not guilty.
The report, which was obtained this morning by Miami publication New Times, says Morillo died of “acute ketamine toxicity” and lists MDMA and cocaine use as a contributing cause of death. The final autopsy report is expected to be released within the next two weeks.
Morillo turned himself in to police on August 5, months after an investigation occurred into the night a woman called 911 after he allegedly raped her after a DJ gig they played together at a private event. The victim claims she went upstairs to sleep in another bed after seeing Morillo and another woman asleep together and woke up naked in his bed. Though Morillo claims he made no unwanted advances on her, a sexual assault kit tied him to the case. Morillo passed away days (September 1st) before a scheduled arraignment hearing.