Den skotske electro-pop-artisten og produsenten SOPHIE mistet livet i en fallulykke i Athen i natt. Det melder managementet. Artisten ble 34 år gammel.
SOPHIE var affiliert med artister fra subversive, eksperimentelle labelet PC music, som A.G. Cook og GFOTY, og har produsert for blant Charlie XCX, Madonna, Arca og Vince Staples.
Her er den offisielle uttalelsen fra managementet:
«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.»