At this time respect and privacy for the family is our priority. We would also ask for respect for SOPHIE’s fanbase, and to treat the private nature of this news with sensitivity.A statement from SOPHIE’s representative
It is with great sadness to say goodbye to one of the most incredible artists to grace the music industry, SOPHIE. The 34 year old avant-pop musician passed away on Saturday January 30th, with the confirmation of death due to an accidental fall. SOPHIE was living in Athens, Greece and in a statement from labels Future Classic and Transgressive, they wrote:
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 news of SOPHIE’s death has shocked the music industry and we are deeply saddened to lose such a skilled, talented and overall incredible human being who broke the boundaries of what it means to be a creative, to live your life unapologetically as who you truly are – to allow no one to hold you back and to break the mould of what is expected of you from society.
Massive amounts of tributes have poured in from artists across the world in remembrance of the late artist. Pitchfork have also written an in-depth article regarding SOPHIE’s take on music, gender identity and futurism that is poignant and insightful.
wow. i’m in shock. my heart is broken for the loss our earth has just suffered. RIP SOPHIE. she had so much more to give.— 𓆱 ZJ (@ZOLAJESUS) January 30, 2021
cherish every moment of your life and the lives of those you love. existence is so fragile.
I love you Sophie and always will pic.twitter.com/oHiNO1zgFt— bl**dp*p (@bloodpop) 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
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
The day we recorded for this was one of my favourite memories, typically existential and playful 💔— SHYGIRL (@0800shygirl) January 31, 2021
tell people you love them when you can.— SHYGIRL (@0800shygirl) January 30, 2021
We lost a shining light.. at a loss for words, thank you SOPHIE.— ℵ (@nicolas___jaar) January 30, 2021
RIP SOPHIE. A huge loss. Thank you for the creations you left us with in this world 💔— Kelly Lee Owens (@kellyleeowens) January 30, 2021
what a privilege it was to share moments with u backstage at Pop 2 London 😔 thank u SOPHIE for everything pic.twitter.com/wZ5aNIwtlL— RINA SAWAYAMA (@rinasawayama) January 30, 2021
Sophie was a stellar producer, a visionary, a reference. She rebelled against the narrow, normative society by being an absolute triumph, both as an artist and as a woman. I can’t believe she is gone. We need to honor and respect her memory and legacy. Cherish the pioneers. pic.twitter.com/3kyRl1KabY— Chris (@QueensChristine) January 30, 2021
a star of our generation 💔 pic.twitter.com/hAQOmgRMVR— FKA twigs (@FKAtwigs) January 30, 2021
to have been a part of each others’ journey, to have made music with you remains a formative experience that I will always cherish. your genius, playfulness, boldness, and vision continue to shine brightly through the expanse of your art.— Arca (@arca1000000) January 30, 2021
In virtue of divinity reaching through the infinite: we celebrate you, kindred spirit. pic.twitter.com/fBL5tnT2g9— Arca (@arca1000000) January 30, 2021
Never have we heard music like SOPHIE’s before. You can read our original review of SOPHIE’s iconic album ‘Oil of Every Pearl’s Un-Insides’ here – a deep dive into the brilliant eclecticism of the artist that changed our view on pop music as we know it.
We have lost a legend. May you rest in power, SOPHIE.
Feature Image: SOPHIE photographed by Charlotte-Wales