Another one has gone too soon, 34-year old DJ and producer SOPHIE passed away due to a “terrible accident.”
In a statement shared by the musician’s record label Transgressive, they revealed the cause of death as a sudden slip and fall accident.
The statement read, “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.”
— Transgressive (@transgressiveHQ) January 30, 2021
Making quite an impact in the world of Pop and EDM, the Grammy-nominated artist worked with acts like Madonna, Charli XCX, and Vince Staples among others. In a 2018 interview with Paper Magazine, summing up what coming out as trans meant to SOPHIE, the response read, “An embrace of the essential idea of transness changes everything because it means there’s no longer an expectation based on the body you were born into, or how your life should play out and how it should end.”
Continuing to explain, “For me, transness is 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. On this earth, it’s that you can get closer to how you feel your true essence is without the societal pressures of having to fulfil certain traditional roles based on gender. It means you’re not a mother or a father — you’re an individual who’s looking at the world and feeling the world. And it’s somehow more human and universal, I feel.”
A statement from her publicist 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.”
The world of music came out to mourn the sudden loss. From Rihanna to Alison Wonderland and Boys Noize to Sam Smith, they all shared their disbelief and shock at the sudden loss.
still can’t believe this. Rest Peacefully Sophie. 💔 🙏🏿 pic.twitter.com/OsYGdCKgkz
— Rihanna (@rihanna) February 1, 2021
I love you Sophie and always will pic.twitter.com/oHiNO1zgFt
— bl**dp*p (@bloodpop) January 30, 2021
— Nile Rodgers (@nilerodgers) January 30, 2021
Sophie in Melb, for nlv records 1st bday – 2016. I’ve never seen a sweater Boney. She watched all our sets, danced all night, said hi to everyone in the crowd, even listened to a demo via iPad in the smokers room. Superhuman. @lewiscancut @swickswick @xAirMax97x @strictface 💛 pic.twitter.com/WjmADvR0yf
— Nina Las Vegas (@ninalasvegas) January 30, 2021
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
RIP Sophie. Someone who really changed the sound of music. Sound design that felt like sculptures with a perfect mastery of the materials. Character, movement, fun and danger, space. Most of us just try to flesh out ideas, some artists like Sophie have it all figured out. 💔
— Kibbutzy Collins (@atrak) January 30, 2021
SOPHIE was groundbreaking and inspiring in so many ways. I don’t know what else to say except thank you. Rest In Peace
— ALISON WONDERLAND (@awonderland) January 30, 2021
RIP Sophie 🙁 💔 she changed so much in music and culture she inspired so many (myself included) and will continue to forever there will never be another like her
— aobeats (@aobeats) January 30, 2021
Thinking about the last time I saw Sophie in France. I remember her getting off stage as I was going on. She was wearing patent leather. I never remember what anyone was wearing but I remember that and how beautiful she was in every way.
— THE BLESSED MADONNA (@Blessed_Madonna) January 30, 2021
this is so terrible. RIP Sophie. Music has taken a step backwards today
— LIL FLEET (@partyfavormusic) January 30, 2021
Rest in power to the absolute legend Sophie
— KEYS N KRATES (@keysnkrates) January 30, 2021
so unbelievably sad to hear about sophie. i had msmsmsm in my dj sets for 4 years. one of the biggest influences on me and all my peers. heartbroken
— MELVV (@itsmelvv) January 30, 2021
Rest In Power SOPHIE.