SOPHIE Has Died Following a Sudden Accident
The Glaswegian producer who shaped modern pop music was 34
According to a statement from SOPHIE's management, SOPHIE died "following a sudden accident," adding "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 went on to state that 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."
Transgressive, SOPHIE's UK record label, added, "True to her spirituality she had climbed up to watch the full moon and accidentally slipped and fell. She will always be here with us."
In addition to her groundbreaking solo releases, SOPHIE's production also the sound of artists like Charli XCX, Vince Staples, Kim Petras, Madonna and many, many others.
Below you will find tributes to SOPHIE from a wide variety of artists.
SOPHIE. an incredible producer and a beautiful person.— Rostam (@matsoR) January 30, 2021
those sounds, those feelings, those memories. <3 forever Sophie— Anamanaguchi (@anamanaguchi) January 30, 2021
RIP SOPHIE. Unreal.— FLYLO (@flyinglotus) January 30, 2021
I'm having a hard time finding the words that could speak to what i'm feeling right now...SOPHIE was a great. No one touched music how she did + her impact will be felt forever. Her work and what she embodied was incredibly important and special to me and i know to so many others pic.twitter.com/Qb6qmsnAcT— Rebecca Black (@MsRebeccaBlack) January 30, 2021
Sending all my love and prayers to SOPHIE's family and friends 💜💙❤️💔🕊 pic.twitter.com/LTMuXIq4ec— Rita Ora ⚡️ (@RitaOra) January 30, 2021
it is rare that we get to live at the same time as an artist so truly singular. if it's the actual sound of her work which is the definition of new, or the feeling behind it ... it was legendary during her life and will continue to be after.— jackantonoff (@jackantonoff) January 30, 2021
Devastating news about SOPHIE. So fucking sad— Blanck Mass (@BlanckMass) January 30, 2021
wow. i'm in shock. my heart is broken for the loss our earth has just suffered. RIP SOPHIE. she had so much more to give.— 𓆱 ZJ (@ZOLAJESUS) January 30, 2021
cherish every moment of your life and the lives of those you love. existence is so fragile.
SOPHIE. sweetest, most genuine person. Can't believe this— ryan (@ryanhemsworth) January 30, 2021
we lived in her reality, she bent it to her will https://t.co/5N9qHXUa0n— jg (@jacquesgreene) January 30, 2021
This SOPHIE news really sucks... aside from being a literal genius she was just a genuinely caring person. Rest easy my love 🦋 pic.twitter.com/HpLEl11cE9— Shamir (@ShamirBailey) January 30, 2021
I'm heartbroken.— Peaches (@peaches) January 30, 2021
Thank you Sophie Rest In Power!
You will always be remembered as a true game changer, powerful presence and an incredibly original producer ! Your music and production brought me so much joy! pic.twitter.com/VZ1v9UNSb5
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 ❤️ pic.twitter.com/7qr4aI0DDi— samsmith (@samsmith) January 30, 2021