Sophie dead: How did Grammy nominated musician Sophie die?01/30/2021
SOPHIE discusses her first Grammy nomination in 2019
Scottish musician and producer Sophie has died aged 34, her record label Transgressive has confirmed. The up-and-coming star had made a huge break in the music industry and was even nominated for a Grammy. Express.co.uk has everything you need to know.
How did Sophie die?
Sophie died at approximately 4am on Saturday, January 30 in Athens, Greece, where she had been living.
A statement released by her record label, Transgressive, confirmed the sad news and gave further details about the circumstances surrounding her death.
The statement read: ” 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.”
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Sophie’s record label confirmed Sophie had died in a “terrible accident.”
The statement read: “ True to her spirituality she had climbed up to watch the full moon and slipped and fell.
“She will always be here with us.”
“The family thank everyone for their love and support and request privacy at this devastating time.”
Sophie is well known in the music industry, for her distinctive sound of pop, trance and underground dance music.
In 2015, she worked with Madonna on the single B****: I’m Madonna and also worked with Charli XCX on her EP Vroom Vroom.
She would later work again with Charli on her hit single, After the Afterparty.
Sophie released debut single Nothing More To Say in 2013, and gained huge following with hit song Bipp later that year.
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She then released her critically debut album Oil of Every Pearl’s Un-Insides, which received a Grammy nomination for Best Dance/Electronic album.
Fans and fellow musicians have been paying tribute to the late star.
Héloïse Letissier from Christine and the Queens posted a touching tribute on Twitter.
Chris wrote: ” Sophie was a stellar producer, a visionary, a reference. She rebelled against the narrow, normative society by being an absolute triumph, both as an artist and as a woman.
“I can’t believe she is gone. We need to honor and respect her memory and legacy. Cherish the pioneers.
” I’m sorry this is messy I deleted this three times I feel like it’s hard to handle the information correctly. I just want to say how much she matters.”
Slayterrr posted: “She invented a new style and sound and her influence will live forever in music. she inspired me so much. rest in peace sophie.”
Sam Smith wrote: ” Heartbreaking news. The world has lost an angel. A true visionary and icon of our generation. Your light will continue to inspire so many for generations to come. Thinking of Sophie’s family and friends at this hard time.”
Sophie was transgender and was a huge voice in the trans community.
Accepting the Innovator gong at the Association of Independent Music (AIM) Awards in 2018, Sophie said in her speech: ”
“To be truly deserving of this award involved not only changing the sound of today’s music, but also ripping apart a deeply entrenched and deeply flawed patriarchal society,” she said while collecting her award.
“Creating a more diverse, inspiring and meaningful future for us and the generations whose lives our decisions affect and help shape.”
She worked closely with acts such as Vince Staples, Let’s Eat Grandma, Kim Petras, Flume, Namie Amuro and Itzy.
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