Producer and musician Sophie Xenon has passed away early Saturday morning after a tragic accident. Sophie was pushing the definition of pop, creating an alternate subversion now categorized as hyperpop. She was born in Scotland and began to pursue her career in the early 2010s. Sophie was considered to be one of the newest and freshest faces of the music field, a true pioneer.
Heartbreaking news. The world has lost an angel. A true visionary and icon of our generation. Your light will continue to inspire so many for generations to come. Thinking of Sophie’s family and friends at this hard time ❤️ pic.twitter.com/7qr4aI0DDi
— samsmith (@samsmith) January 30, 2021
She collaborated with Madonna and Charli XCX, performed at Coachella, was nominated for a Grammy on her 2017 album, all impressive feats. Most importantly, her albums and career changed musical history as she became one of the first openly transgender artists to be a Grammy-nominee.
— Nile Rodgers (@nilerodgers) January 30, 2021
Her management company publicly confirmed her death this morning. The company, Modern Matters, stated that Sophie had been living in Greece which is where the accident occurred. “It is with profound sadness that I have to inform you that musician and producer Sophie passed away this morning…True to her spirituality, she had climbed up to watch the full moon and accidentally slipped and fell.”
RIP to one of the most game changing musicians of our time. I honestly can’t believe Sophie is gone. Thank you for consistently challenging the boundaries of pop music – her songs have definitely left their mark on the world, you were such an inspiration 💖 pic.twitter.com/Y4mA2sQIMj
— postTEENIDOL (@postTEENIDOL) January 30, 2021
Sophie is remembered for her bright ideas and the even brighter future she would have had. She rests in the hearts of many, as tributes across the LGBTQ community have poured in this morning. Her personality, beauty and music will be greatly missed. She is best remembered with her quote on the aims of her work:
“Creating a more diverse, inspiring and meaningful future for us and the generations whose lives our decisions affect and help shape.”