MIAMI, FL (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) – MIAMI (CelebrityAccess) — Alejandro "Alex" Omes, a veteran of Miami's South Beach nightlife, who published the dance music and DJ culture magazine D’VOX and co-founded the Ultra Music Festival, was found dead on Monday. He was 43 at the time of his death.
Omes' friend Carmel Ophir, former owner of the The Vagabond told the Miami Herald that Omes was found in his bed at his home in Miami Beach after failing to show up at a court date related to his exit from the festival.
Additional details about the cause of Omes' death were unavailable at the time of publication.
Omes left Ultra in 2010, but launched a legal effort in 2013 to regain control of the popular EDM festival. After his exit from Ultra, Omes co-founded a new festival, the UR1 Music Festival, but the project was canceled due to low ticket sales.
A statement released by Ultra organizers on Tuesday, following Omes' death said:
“The organizers of Ultra Music Festival extend their deepest condolences to the family of Alex Omes and are saddened by the news of his passing. We will continue to remember and celebrate Alex for his love, passion and contributions to the Electronic Dance Music community.”