The Grammy nominated Scottish DJ and producer Sophie has died after a “terrible accident”, as a statement by the artist label revealed.
The 34-year-old, also known as Sophie Xeon, became known for tracks like Bipp and Lemonade.
Sophie received a nomination for best dance / electronic album at the 2019 Grammys with her debut studio album Oil Of Every Pearl’s Un-Insides and produced for acts like Madonna and Charli XCX.
The Glasgow born music producer was widely known for experimenting with 21st century pop.
British music label Transgressive, which released Sophie’s debut album in 2018, announced that the producer had died on Saturday morning.
In a statement posted on Twitter, the label said the 34-year-old “accidentally slipped and fell” while climbing to watch the full moon.
It was reported that the accident occurred in the Greek capital, Athens.
“Tragically, our beautiful Sophie died this morning after a terrible accident,” the statement said.
“True to her spirituality, she had ascended to watch the full moon and accidentally slipped and fallen.
“She will always be with us. The family thanks everyone for their love and support and asks for privacy during this devastating time. “
Sophie co-wrote Madonna’s 2015 single Bitch I’m Madonna and worked with pop singer Charli XCX on hits like After The Afterparty and the EP Vroom Vroom.
The producer, who was a transgender woman, made a solo comeback with the single It’s Okay To Cry in 2017 – almost two years after the artist’s last release.
In a 2018 interview with Paper Magazine about gender identity, Sophie said, “For me, impermanence is taking control to bring your body more in line with your soul and spirit so that the two don’t fight each other and struggle for survival .
“On this earth, you can get closer to who you really are without the social pressures of having to fulfill certain traditional roles based on gender.
“It means that you are not a mother or a father – you are an individual who looks at the world and feels the world.”
The French singer and songwriter Christine and the Queens was one of many who paid tribute to Sophie and described the artist as an “outstanding producer, visionary, reference”.
“She rebelled against the narrow, normative society by being an absolute triumph both as an artist and as a woman,” the singer said on Twitter.
“I can’t believe she’s gone. We must honor and respect her memory and legacy. Appreciate the pioneers.”
Former Girls Aloud singer Nicola Roberts remembered working with Sophie and said she was “in awe of the imagination and ruthlessness of creating music that is so often fraught with limitations. You and your creativity will be greatly missed. “