The iconic DJ and musician Sophie has tragically died aged just 34.
Sophie, who worked with such legends as Madonna and Charli XCX, passed away this morning at around 4am in Athens.
Keep scrolling to learn more about Sophie's life and death.
Rest in peace.
Iconic DJ Sophie has died.
The legendary DJ and producer, Sophie, has tragically passed away.
She died suddenly.
TO ME, SOPHIE’S LEGACY IS UP THERE WITH DELIA DERBYSHIRE, KRAFTWERK, JUAN ATKINS, APHEX, FLYLO, ENO, ETC. MY HEART… https://t.co/IJ6d7bj3CP— Iglꙩꙩghost (@Iglꙩꙩghost)1612006017.0
At around 4am this morning in Athens, Greece.
Sophie was a Grammy-nominated artist.
re-posting this beautiful passage on SOPHIE's work from @sashageffen's 'glitter up the dark' https://t.co/zM6u5SYDZs https://t.co/PyJoTAnnTy— 𝖊𝖌𝖌 (@𝖊𝖌𝖌)1612008828.0
Who had worked with some of the biggest names in the industry.
Sophie worked with so many huge names.
It really is hard to overstate Sophie’s music. I remember hearing it and feeling so alive because I knew I was hear… https://t.co/R8MIl8qwkr— ben (@ben)1612011054.0
Including the likes of Madonna, Rihanna, Charli XCX, Vince Staples, and Itzy.
But that's not all.
SOPHIE held a very dear place in our hearts, and we are immensely saddened by her passing. Her presence, her art, h… https://t.co/s8xs6jFY8V— Gendered Intelligence (@Gendered Intelligence)1612008628.0
Sophie also worked with Lady Gaga, Nicki Minaj, and Flume.
Sophie had always been interested in music.
SOPHIE was one of the most incredible artists, an icon and inspiration in her music and life. She still had so much… https://t.co/wDJ1gFmrG4— Unsound (@Unsound)1612008419.0
Ever since she was just a child growing up in Glasgow, Scotland, listening to her father's cassette tapes.
She became a big star early on.
However she is not only regarded as a musical icon, but as a trans icon too.
She was also the first openly trans artist to be nominated for Best Dance/Electronic Album at the Grammy's.
Devastated to hear about the passing of SOPHIE. Listening to BIPP for the first time was like being shot 1000 years… https://t.co/a4ceSKFDuI— Squid (@Squid)1612007522.0
And Sophie initially kept her identity hidden, going only by SOPHIE.
Her real name, Sophie Xeon, was only revealed later on.
With the release of the music video for It's Okay to Cry" in 2017.
Her death was confirmed by her team earlier today.
i am really truly heartbroken. sophie's music was the anthem of my early transition no matter what mood i was in. i… https://t.co/aOCp3VuI1L— sofie halili (@sofie halili)1612012347.0
They released a statement which read:
It is with profound sadness that I have to inform you that musician and producer SOPHIE passed away this morning around 4am in Athens, where the artist had been living, following a sudden accident.
"At this time respect and privacy for the family is our priority."
"We would also ask for respect for her fanbase, and to treat the private nature of this news with sensitivity."
The statement continued:
I’m heartbroken. Thank you Sophie Rest In Power! You will always be remembered as a true game changer, powerful pr… https://t.co/5ARtW157Yv— Peaches (@Peaches)1612012479.0
"SOPHIE was a pioneer of a new sound, one of the most influential artists in the last decade."
"Not only for ingenious production and creativity but also for the message and visibility that was achieved. An icon of liberation."
Record label Numbers also confirmed the news on Twitter.
Very sad to hear the news of SOPHIE's passing. A true icon and a pioneering artist that pushed the boundaries of 21… https://t.co/HZ8Gqta45U— Southbank Centre (@Southbank Centre)1612012668.0
"SOPHIE was a true inspiration, the World has lost an icon of liberation. We are devastated. Our thoughts are with SOPHIE's family and friends at this time. Rest in peace."
Transgressive Records also tweeted paying their respects.
our community has lost an icon today, rest in peace SOPHIE this is absolutely devastating. 🧡 thank you for everythi… https://t.co/aLwHg2QhBo— cara 🥀 (@cara 🥀)1612010765.0
They wrote that Sophie died following a tragic accident.
Tributes have also been pouring in from friends and fans across the globe.
I'm sorry this is messy I deleted this three times I feel like it's hard to handle the information correctly. I jus… https://t.co/25fmLDtMye— Chris (@Chris)1612004735.0
R.I.P. #SOPHIE and thank you for the music | Learn more (via @Mixmag) here: https://t.co/oJRpbh0hDx https://t.co/aREDMbfpCF— Albumism (@Albumism)1612011357.0
At the time of writing, little is known about her cause of death.
So far, all that has been reported is that her death was a result of a tragic accident.
Some news outlets are reporting...
Woke up a few hours ago to the news that Sophie died, so I went back to sleep because it couldn’t be true. Woke up… https://t.co/foH5zFtzL2— petiz (@petiz)1612011292.0
That before Sophie's death was confirmed, her friends were asking for blood donations to a hospital in Athens.
Very shocked to learn of the death of artist SOPHIE today. Such wonderfully innovative, playful and futuristic pop… https://t.co/345kyrrP88— Robin Rimbaud - Scanner (@Robin Rimbaud - Scanner)1612011835.0
Our thoughts go out to Sophie's family and friends during this awful time.
Rest in peace.
Goodbye for now, SOPHIE. You did so much for so many. Thank you for your time. Your art will live on forever.♥️🌷 https://t.co/6iWjGCzqUB— das kapital (@das kapital)1612010712.0