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.