Two months later, new details about the musician’s death emerged.
The Miami-Dade medical examiner reported that the music producer’s cause of death was acute ketamine toxicity, reports E! News.
The manner of his death was deemed accidental, after the music producer was found dead at his home in Miami Beach.
Officers said they received a call to 911 around 10:40 a.m., with detectives quickly arriving at the scene.
The family of the late DJ confirmed his passing to People, saying, “He was loved by his family and had a lot of love to give. ”
Erick leaves behind his eight-year-old wife, Yasmin Sait-Armstrong.
The couple – who married in 2012 – have kept their personal lives strictly private.
Erick was best known for producing the electro dance track I Like To Move It, which he released in 1993 under the pseudonym Reel 2 Real.
This hit song was later adapted into Malagasy films, with Sacha Baron Cohen’s character King Julien singing over the hit song soon becoming a staple.
In addition to DJing, he has produced music under several pseudonyms including Ministers of Funk, The Dronez, RAW, Smooth Touch, RBM, Deep Soul, Club Ultimate, and Li’l Mo Ying Yang.
He has also performed in venues in Las Vegas and at music festivals including Creamfields.
He then won three times the titles of the DJ Awards “Best House DJ” and “Best International DJ”.
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