The Grammy nominated producer died in Athens on 30th January.
Glasgow-born SOPHIE leaves behind a catalogue of artistry released on labels such as Numbers. and Huntleys & Palmers and the debut album ‘Oil Of Every Pearl’s Un-Insides’ on Transgressive Records in 2018. The album was nominated for Best Dance/Electronic Album at the Grammys in 2019.
SOPHIE was a writer who worked on Madonna’s 2015 single Bitch I’m Madonna. Sophie also collaborated with Charli XCX, Kim Petras, Vince Staples plus many more.
An official statement provided to Mixmag from SOPHIE’s team says that SOPHIE died following a sudden accident.
The full statement can be read below:
“It is with profound sadness that I have to inform you that musician and producer SOPHIE passed away this morning around 4am in Athens, where the artist had been living, following a sudden accident. At this time respect and privacy for the family is our priority. We would also ask for respect for her fanbase, and to treat the private nature of this news with sensitivity. “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.”
For many of the Block residents, SOPHIE and the music SOPHIE wrote and produced were a sign of hope, liberation and signs of change in an industry we all love. RIP SOPHIE
SOPHIE was a true inspiration, the World has lost an icon of liberation. We are devastated. Our thoughts are with SOPHIE's family and friends at this time. Rest in peace. ❤️— Numbers. (@numbers) January 30, 2021