Scottish DJ and producer SOPHIE has died following a sudden accident this morning (January 30). SOPHIE was 34. A statement from her team was released.
“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,” the statement reads.
“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.”
“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.”
Activist Munroe Bergdorf also paid tribute to Sophie, writing:
This is truly sad and devastating news as today we’ve lost an icon.