Tributes Are Pouring In For SOPHIE After The Beloved Producer’s Tragic Untimely Death


Tributes have poured in for SOPHIE, as friends and colleagues react in disbelief to news of the Scottish electronic producer’s tragic, untimely death at the age of 34.

Remembrances have come from all corners of the music world, with everyone from Rina Sawayama to Jack Antonoff and Sam Smith sharing thoughts.

Sawayama called SOPHIE an icon and a visionary, saying that “the world and our community has lost a beautiful soul.”

Smith called the news “heartbreaking”, saying that “the world has lost an angel … your light will continue to inspire so many for generations to come.”

Antonoff called the loss “huge”, saying that SOPHIE’s influence can be heard in every corner of music, and that she was “an artist who truly had the ideas first and the guts to put it out there.”

Australia’s Tkay Maidza said that “everything she touched was exciting, fearless and beyond innovative”.

Numerous others paid tribute, including Christine and the QueensShamir, Rebecca BlackSlayyyter, CupcakKe and Drag Race star Aquaria.

Per an official statement from her team, SOPHIE died following a “sudden accident” in Athens, where she had been living. The statement read, in part:

“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.”