Alejandro Omes, one of the co-founders of Miami's Ultra Music Festival, has died, aged 43.

Former bouncer Omes and Russell Faibisch created the now-legendary music festival, which has become one of the biggest events in the electronic dance music world, in 1999.

A statement from festival bosses reads: "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."

Details of Omes' passing have not been released.