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Internationally renowned DJ Erick Morillo was announced dead after being found at a property in Miami Beach, in Florida.

Miami Police officer Ernesto Rodriguez said: "We received a 911 call this morning at 10.42am to 5660 La Gorce Drive.

"Detectives are currently on scene and in the preliminary stages of the investigation."

Made famous for his hit 1993 classic worldwide hit ‘I Like To Move It,’ the New York-born veteran DJ’s death comes a month after he was reportedly arrested and charged with sexual battery on a woman.

The alleged incident is said to have happened at Morillo’s home in Miami Beach in December 2019.

His 1993 hit, released under the name Reel 2 Real, has stood the test of time, featuring in adverts, films and as a ringtone over the years.

He was 49.

 

Hollywood superstar Chad Boseman, was best known for playing ‘Black Panther’ in the hit Marvel superhero franchise after coming to prominence playing real-life figures - baseball great Jackie Robinson in the film ‘42’, and soul singer James Brown in ‘Get on Up’. It will, though, be as the titular ‘Black Panther’ in the blockbuster 2018 film he will be best remembered.

He starred as the ruler of Wakanda, a fictional African nation with the most advanced technology on earth.

As well as winning critical praise and taking more than $1.3 billion (£973m) at cinemas worldwide, the film was widely seen as a cultural milestone for having a largely Black cast and a Black director, Ryan Coogler.

South Carolina-born Boseman said last year that the film changed what it means to be "Young, Gifted and Black".

Black Panther was the first superhero film to get a nomination for best picture at the Oscars.
The news has left fans and the film world stunned. Get Out director Jordan Peele, said it was "a crushing blow".

"A true fighter, Chadwick persevered through it all, and brought you many of the films you have come to love so much," his family said in the statement.

"From Marshall to Da 5 Bloods, August Wilson's Ma Rainey's Black Bottom and several more - all were filmed during and between countless surgeries and chemotherapy. It was the honour of his career to bring King T'Challa to life in Black Panther."

Tributes pouring in for the star, including from actor and fellow Marvel star Mark Ruffalo. Actor Dwayne Johnson tweeted: ‘Thank you for shining your light and sharing your talent with the world.

‘My love and strength to your family’.

Democratic Vice Presidential nominee Kamala Harris also posted her tribute to the star.

The hashtag #WakandaForever has been trending since.

Boseman was diagnosed with colon cancer four years ago but had not made the information public.

He was 43.

Ed Sheeran and his wife Cherry Seaborn have announced the birth of their first child - a daughter named Lyra Antarctica Seaborn Sheeran.

The multi-award winning superstar said the couple were on "cloud nine" after their daughter's arrival before returning to Instagram for the first time this year to share the news and thank the "amazing delivery team".

He added: "We are completely in love with her."

"Ello! A quick message from me as I have some personal news that I wanted to share with you," Sheeran said in his Instagram post.

"Last week, with the help of an amazing delivery team, Cherry gave birth to our beautiful and healthy daughter - Lyra Antarctica Seaborn Sheeran.

"We are completely in love with her. Both mum and baby are doing amazing and we are on cloud nine over here. We hope that you can respect our privacy at this time.

Lots of love and I'll see you when it's time to come back, Ed x"


The multi-award winning Colourful Radio launches on DAB across London from Monday 31 August 2020.


The pioneering online radio station will now broadcast across greater London, as far North as Luton to Guildford in the South, Slough in the West and Maidstone in the East on Global’s capacity on the London 3 DAB Multiplex.


Founder Kofi Kusitor believes that this is a significant time in the African/Caribbean community to build wholly black-owned, operated and targeted public debate.


Kusitor said: "For over 18 years, Colourful has taken a unique approach to celebrating the culture, music and entrepreneurialism of the African diaspora and the need has never been greater. We are delighted that our friends at Global are facilitating this chapter in Colourful's journey."


"Launching on DAB for Carnival Monday is no accident,” Kusitor adds. “Culturally diverse London benefits significantly from the Notting Hill Carnival. Colourful has always been ‘For the Culture’ and we’re dedicating the day to non-stop Carnival Vibes."
To listen to Colourful, tune your DAB set on Monday 31 August, visit colourfulradio.com or your favourite streaming apps.

Reading and Leeds Festival will be back next year with six headliners split across two main stages in each site. The event, which sees acts rotate between Reading and Leeds, had been due to happen last weekend but was called off due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Now 2021's headliners will be Stormzy, Liam Gallagher, Post Malone, Catfish And The Bottlemen, Disclosure and Queens Of The Stone Age.

Up to 200,000 fans are expected at next year's events - from 27 to 29 August. The head of the event's promoters Festival Republic, Melvin Benn, said it was their "most epic plan yet".

"Two main stages, six headliners, the best line up of acts 2021 will see and 200,000 fans are going to celebrate the best music," he added.

The event, regarded by many live music fans as second only to Glastonbury in the annual UK music calendar, will also include AJ Tracey, Doja Cat, Lewis Capaldi, Mabel and Two Door Cinema Club, along with rappers Ashnikko, DaBaby and Fever 333.

Rapper Stormzy and former Oasis frontman Gallagher had been due to headline the 2020 events - along with rock band Rage Against The Machine - and the organisers were able to retain the services of both British superstars.

Gallagher said: "Yes Brothers and Sisters, I come bearing good news...Yours Truly is headlining Reading & Leeds 2021. C'MON YOU KNOW. LG"

Catfish And The Bottlemen, who will headline the festival for the first time, told BBC Radio 1 it was a "huge honour" to have been asked to top the bill.

"We've always had it in the back of our minds since we first played the BBC Introducing stage [in 2013]," the band's frontman Van McCann said.

"To be able to come back now and have that slot, it's a big one. We'll probably turn up with a few new songs."

The festival will still take place at the usual venues - Richfield Avenue in Reading and Bramham Park in Leeds. Tickets bought for this summer will remain valid, while refunds will also be available, organisers have said.

Reading and Leeds are both among the longest-running and largest music events in Britain with Reading having a capacity audience of 105,000 music fans, while Leeds can take 75,000.

The Reading Festival itself dates back to the the 1960s, and used to be best-known as a rock festival, but over the years it has included a more diverse line-up and added Leeds as a second site in 1999.

 

Radio presenters DJ Ace and Remel London are to host the digital event for this year's Notting Hill Carnival.

For the first time in its 54-year history, the celebrations are set to be held online after the usual live event in west London was cancelled because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Four channels will stream performances and entertainment over the bank holiday weekend from 29 August. It will start with a live countdown on the large screen at Piccadilly Circus.

The event is traditionally held in Notting Hill, Westbourne Park and parts of Kensington and has taken place annually since since 1966. But in May the carnival joined a list of summer calendar events to have been postponed, including the Glastonbury Festival and the Tokyo Olympics. because of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Spotify will dedicate a microsite highlighting the importance of carnival culture in the UK later in August, organisers previously said.

BBC Radio 1xtra's DJ Ace and Capital Xtra's Remel London will be presenting on the main stage channel.

Shayna Marie and Yinka, also of Capital Xtra, will present on the sound system channel alongside musician Ras Kwame.

Other presenters include BBC Radio London's Aurie Styla and Claire Clottey, as well as DJ Martin Jay.