Pioneering Producer SOPHIE Dead at 34


Glasgow-born avant-pop producer SOPHIE died this morning in an accident in Athens, Greece.

During her career, she released critically acclaimed music on the PC Music label and worked with Madonna, Charli XCX, Vince Staples, Let’s Eat Grandma and more.

SOPHIE’s debut album, Oil of Every Pearl’s Un-Insides, was released in 2018 by her own label, MSMSMSM. The full-length contained her breakthrough song, “It’s Okay To Cry,” and earned her a nomination for the Grammy Award for Best Dance/Electronic Album. The year prior, she came out as transgender and began performing live.

SOPHIE’s team released the following statement:

“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.”

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Ian Fleming

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