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Sophie, Grammy-nominated musician and innovative artist, dies at age 34

Sophie, the Grammy-nominated Scottish disc jockey, producer and recording artist who experienced worked with the likes of Madonna and Charli XCX, has died next an incident in the Greek capital of Athens. She was 34.

The musician, whose entire title was Sophie Xeon, died in the early hours of Saturday early morning, in accordance to a assertion from U.K. label Transgressive.

“Tragically, our attractive Sophie passed absent this early morning immediately after a awful incident,” the assertion explained. “True to her spirituality she had climbed up to look at the whole moon and unintentionally slipped and fell.”

Sophie, who was born in Glasgow, started releasing songs in 2013 and labored with Vince Staples as effectively as Charli XCX and Madonna.

She initially applied her personal image and vocals for the Oct 2017 single “It’s Ok To Cry.” The recording paved the way for Sophie’s debut album, “Oil of Each Pearl’s Un-Insides.” Launched in June 2018, it been given a Grammy nomination for ideal dance/digital album.

With her Grammy nomination, Sophie made background as both one of the initially brazenly transgender artists to be nominated in the dance/electronic music class and 1 of 3 brazenly transgender women of all ages to ever be nominated for a Grammy, according to Paper Journal.

Tributes have poured in from throughout the LGBT group as perfectly as from lots of other individuals in the new music industry for an artist widely considered just one of the most revolutionary in the audio industry.

French singer/songwriter Christine and the Queens described Sophie as a “stellar producer, a visionary, a reference,” who rebelled in opposition to “the slim, normative modern society by currently being an absolute triumph, the two as an artist and as a lady.”

Sophie was a stellar producer, a visionary, a reference. She rebelled against the slender, normative modern society by remaining an complete triumph, both of those as an artist and as a girl. I can’t believe that she is absent. We require to honor and regard her memory and legacy. Cherish the pioneers. pic.twitter.com/3kyRl1KabY

— Chris (@QueensChristine) January 30, 2021

She included: “We have to have to honor and regard her memory and legacy. Cherish the pioneers.”

Grammy-successful composer, producer, arranger and guitarist Nile Rodgers shared his condolences in Twitter and praising the younger artist.

“#RestInPower SOPHIE! You had been just one of the most innovative, dynamic, and heat individuals I experienced the enjoyment of functioning with at 2019,” the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee tweeted.