(London) Scottish pop and electro musician, singer and producer Sophie has died at the age of 34 in a “terrible accident,” her label Transgressive said in a statement on Saturday.
Born in Glasgow, Scotland, Sophie had worked with artists like Madonna or Charli XCX, and was nominated for the Grammy Awards in 2019 in the category best Dance / electro album for her first album, Oil of Every Pearl’s Un-Insides, which had achieved wide critical acclaim.
“Our beautiful Sophie tragically passed away this morning after a terrible accident,” the statement from British music label Transgressive said.
“True to her spirituality, she climbed to watch the full moon, accidentally slipped and fell,” the text continued on Twitter.
Musician, singer, producer and DJ, Sophie Xeon, known as Sophie, had released her first track, Nothing More to Say, in 2013.
Transgender artist, Sophie had spoken of her transidentity in 2018 in an interview with the American magazine Paper. “For me, being transgender is taking control, in order to put your body more in tune with your soul and spirit, so that the two do not clash and do not struggle to survive,” she said. .
Sophie had collaborated with Madonna – whose song she had co-wrote Bitch I’m Madonna – and Charli XCX on the record Vroom Vroom and the title After the Afterparty.
French singer Christine and The Queens paid tribute to her on Twitter, calling her “visionary”. “She was rebelling against the narrow, normative society by being an absolute triumph, both as an artist and as a woman,” she said. “Cherish the pioneers”.