Black Coffee took to his Instagram to pay his tribute to DJ legend Erick Morillo. Erick was found dead in his Miami home on September 1. Black Coffee and Erick Morillo go back a few years, and he featured at an event with him in 2016.
Black Coffee – short but heartfelt tribute to Erick Morillo
Black Coffee shared a photo of Erick Morillo on his Instagram. Heartfelt, but short on words, he captioned it with, “Wow!!! R.I.P Bro.” His fans seemed similarly shocked and distraught by the news. One said, “Heaven gained another Angel. Rest softly 🙏.” Some, even shorter-worded than the South African icon, just wrote the word “noooooo.”
Plenty of people referred to Erick as a legend. In fact, to some people, he was THE Legend. “I am devastated such a legend !!! Rip,” said one sad fan. Meanwhile, others just can’t deal with 2020 anymore. With the coronavirus and so much uncertainty in the world, the loss of legend really caps it for “crappy year of the century.”
Erick Morillo – no foul play suspected
MixMag refers to the time that Black Coffee featured at the 1 Hotel in South Beach, Miami in 2016. Following Morillo’s set, an “impressive roster” entertained the people. They included, “Baez, Cassy, Lauren Lane and Serge Devant.” Then, “South Africa’s premier output, Black Coffee [wrapped it up] with a massive concluding set.”
Four years on, Erick died, and that night probably runs through Black Coffee’s mind today. According to NBC Miami, police say that they don’t suspect foul play. Best known for his hit 1990s hit, I Like to Move It, Erick was 49 at the time of his death. It’s not clear that suicide was involved, as the autopsy will be done by the coroner.
Erick dealing with allegations of assault
Allegedly, another female DJ stayed at his place overnight and claims she woke to “flashbacks” of non-consensual intimacy. Morillo denied all of the charges that arose last month.
Meanwhile, heartbroken fans don’t want to know that he died. Across social media, they ask if it’s really true that he passed away. But it is. Sadly, many other celebrities like Black Coffee offered their condolences.