DJ Erick Morillo has been found dead aged 49 at a property in Florida, according to local police.
His death comes three weeks after being arrested and charged with sexual battery of a female DJ after they played a gig together.
Morillo initially denied the accusation against him, but handed himself in after a rape kit tested positive for his DNA, identifying him as the suspect.
The cause of death has not yet been confirmed.
A mixture of emotions have been conveyed on social media, with a few friends and fellow DJs expressing grief at the news, while many more have expressed anger.