The Music Community Reacts To The Sudden Death Of SOPHIE

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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.”

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.

Rest In Power SOPHIE.

Melody Siganporia
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