Producer and artist Sophie dies aged 34, industry pays tribute to ‘an icon of our generation’

The music world has been paying tribute to Grammy-nominated producer and artist Sophie, who died falling a “sudden accident” at the age of 34 on Saturday, January 30.

An artist in her own right, as well as a producer with a client list comprising the likes of Charli XCX, Madonna, Camila Cabello, Diplo and others, Sophie was one of the most revered and sought-after talents in the industry, incorporating an experimental approach to production that blended elements of pop, dance and trance to truly unique effect. 

The Glasgow-born producer was also a transgender icon, telling Billboard that being trans meant “taking control to bring your body more in line with your soul and spirit so the two aren’t fighting against each other and struggling to survive”,

Sophie’s management said in a statement that the star had died at around 4am in Athens, Greece on Saturday, January 30, adding: “Sophie was a pioneer of a new sound, one of the most influential artists in the last decade”.

A statement from Sohpie’s record label, Transgressive, revealed more details of the accident: “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.” 

Fellow artists and producers from across the music industry have also been paying their respects to the star over the weekend, highlighting her pioneering spirit and innovative approach to music.

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