Today we celebrate the life and career of SOPHIE. At the young age of 34, the Glasgow-born icon passed away in a tragic accident in Athens, Greece. Her publicist confirmed the news in a statement today.
Upon announcement, fans and peers have been reacting to the unexpected news.
SOPHIE’s legacy reaches far beyond her musical output, and in ways that can’t be quantified. Being openly transgender, she consistently fought to create a space, not only for herself, but for all those within the LGBTQ+ community.
“Being completely authentic about the time you live in is something that I would view as a career-long objective.”
Looking back, SOPHIE had the exact career she said she wanted to have, and if it weren’t for this tragic accident there’s no doubt her star would have continued to rise.
Within the past decade, few names have resonated within the underground dance/house community more than SOPHIE’s. Her avante-garde style was well ahead of her time. It was hyper-pop before the genre was even classified as such. In turn, she refused to be limited by any boundary and made her way into both the pop and hip-hop worlds, working with the likes of Madonna, Charli XCX, and Vince Staples.
Melding worlds together, she stood out from the rest. SOPHIE relentlessly pushed the boundaries of what was accepted and celebrated in pop and electronic music, and in the music culture at large. The impact of her legacy will surely be felt for generations to come.
We send our deepest condolences to her family, friends, and all those who loved her. We are forever grateful for her contributions, both musically and culturally.
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