The pioneering musician, DJ and record producer died in “a sudden accident” in Athens on Saturday morning (30 January).
In a Twitter statement, SOPHIE’s record label Transgressive said: “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. The family thank everyone for their love and support and request privacy at this devastating time.”
still can’t believe this. Rest Peacefully Sophie. 💔 🙏🏿 pic.twitter.com/OsYGdCKgkz
— Rihanna (@rihanna) February 1, 2021
Rihanna has now paid tribute to the visionary electronic-pop artist, who worked with her on the 2016 album ANTI, writing on Twitter: “Still can’t believe this. Rest Peacefully Sophie.”
The singer also shared pictures of the pair working together.
SOPHIE shot to fame with the songs “Bipp” and “Lemonade” and received acclaim for her 2018 Grammy-nominated debut album Oil of Every Pearl’s Un-Insides.
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SOPHIE full name Sophie Xeon kept her identity hidden until the release of a music video for “It’s Okay to Cry” in 2017.