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Sophie dies in “sudden accident”

By | Published on Monday 1 February 2021


Producer Sophie died following a “sudden accident” at her home on Saturday. She was 34.

According to reports, she climbed onto the roof of the three storey apartment block where she was living in Athens to view the full moon in the early hours of Saturday morning, but lost her footing and fell while trying to take a photograph.

In a statement, Sophie’s record label Transgressive said on Saturday: “Tragically our beautiful Sophie passed away this morning after a terrible accident. 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. The family thank everyone for their love and support and request privacy at this devastating time”.

In his own statement, Transgressive co-founder Toby L said: “Every interaction with Sophie was insightful and soul-enriching. And she led the way for everyone. Today I say thank you for so many of the best conversations, nights and songs that I’ll ever experience. Sophie, you pushed your artform, and us, forwards in magical, unrepeatable ways. For Transgressive to serve as a custodian of your work is the greatest of honours. I’ll cherish the privilege, and you, forever”.

First gaining attention as an affiliate of the PC Music collective, Sophie’s breakthrough single, ‘Bipp’, was released through the Numbers record label in 2013. A compilation of early tracks, ‘Product’, was then released in 2015.

Previously working anonymously, Sophie used her voice and image for the first time on the single ‘It’s Okay To Cry’ and its video. She also began to speak publicly about being transgender. That track was later included on her debut album, ‘The Oil Of Every Pearl’s Un-Insides’, which was released through Transgressive and her own MSMSMSM label in 2018.

As well as her solo work, Sophie collaborated with and produced for numerous other artists, including Lady Gaga, Charli XCX, Arca, Kim Petras, Vince Staples, Gaika and Let’s Eat Grandma. She also co-wrote Madonna’s 2015 single, ‘Bitch, I’m Madonna’.

Paying tribute, PC Music’s Danny L Harle said: “Sophie was a truly holistic artist. Her influence is immeasurable and I’m honoured to have known her”.