SOPHIE has died in an accident aged 34

The tragic news was confirmed in an official statement from the artist's team

30.01.21

Words by: Felicity Martin

SOPHIE has passed away after a “sudden accident” in Athens, as confirmed in a statement from the artist’s team.

The pop pioneer, DJ and producer was 34.

The statement reads: “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. 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.”

In a statement by Transgressive, the label who released SOPHIE’s ‘OIL OF EVERY PEARL’S UN-INSIDES’ album, the artist “had climbed up to watch the full moon and accidentally slipped and fell.”

The news was first shared by the label PAN who described SOPHIE as an “incredible human”. The news has triggered an outpouring of grief across social media, with people paying respects to the groundbreaking artist.