SOPHIE, the highly influential avant-garde musician, DJ, and producer, passed away yesterday morning in Athens, Greece following an accidental fall. “Our beautiful Sophie passed away this morning after a terrible accident,” a statement from the artist’s label Future Classic read. “True to her spirituality she had climbed up to watch the full moon and accidentally slipped and fell.” Artists, peers, and collaborators including Arca, Danny L Harle, FKA twigs, Flying Lotus, Jak Antonoff, FINNEAS, Sam Smith, Iglooghost, Hudson Mohawke, and many more quickly took to social media to mourn and pay tribute to the late musician. Find their remembrances below.
Sophie, the news of your passing feels unreal, and I’m still trying to process the sense of loss. growing alongside you helped me feel less alone throughout the years. I will miss our correspondence very much.
— Arca (@arca1000000) January 30, 2021
SOPHIE was a truly holistic artist.
Her influence is immeasurable and i’m honoured to have known her.
— Danny L Harle (@DannylHarle) January 30, 2021
a star of our generation 💔 pic.twitter.com/hAQOmgRMVR
— FKA twigs (@FKAtwigs) January 30, 2021
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Can’t imagine worse news to wake up to. RIP my friend.
— Hudson Mohawke (@HudMo) January 30, 2021
I’m having a hard time finding the words that could speak to what i’m feeling right now…SOPHIE was a great. No one touched music how she did + her impact will be felt forever. Her work and what she embodied was incredibly important and special to me and i know to so many others pic.twitter.com/Qb6qmsnAcT
— Rebecca Black (@MsRebeccaBlack) January 30, 2021
Losing sophie doesn't feel real, I found out last night and it still hasn't really hit. She inspired me and my friends and so many others in ways that no one else could have. I love you sophie
— gupi (@gupimusic) January 30, 2021
I love you Sophie and always will pic.twitter.com/oHiNO1zgFt
— bl**dp*p (@bloodpop) January 30, 2021
Rest In Peace pic.twitter.com/fl6qTD0r8M
— Vince Staples (@vincestaples) January 30, 2021
the loss of sophie is huge. she’s been at the forefront for a long time and we see her influence in every corner of music. if you’re not aware of what she has done then today is the day to listen to all her brilliant work. you’ll hear an artist who arrived before everyone else.
— jackantonoff (@jackantonoff) January 30, 2021
there is truly nobody as foundational to the music me or any my friends make than SOPHIE and nothing more inspiring than the distance she was able to bring an approach that was so unapologetically herself, so experimental and boundary shattering, yet complete pop music
— umru ⌕ (@umru_) January 30, 2021
I THINK SOMETHING UNREAL WAS BREWING IN HER MIND TOO. THERE WAS GLIMPSES OF IT IN THE HEAV3N MIX & A FEW NEWER PIECES. THIS ACIDIC, HARSH, LONGFORM, RAW FEEL WHERE YOU COULD PRACTICALLY HEAR THE WAVEFORMS SPLITTING & CRACKING. JUST SO GOOD.https://t.co/HkcXTYA0e7
— Iglꙩꙩghost (@IGLOOGHOST) January 30, 2021
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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
So sad to hear this tragic news – Sophie set the bar for so many in music. Her work was ethereal and enchanting and like nothing else out there. https://t.co/9N5s5BWydr
— Annie Mac (@anniemacmanus) January 30, 2021
Rest In Peace to SOPHIE. I found myself so consistently inspired by her and in awe of her production. Heartbroken to hear this
— FINNEAS (@finneas) January 30, 2021
— JIMMY (@JIMMYEDGAR) January 30, 2021
Sending all my love and prayers to SOPHIE’s family and friends 💜💙❤️💔🕊 pic.twitter.com/LTMuXIq4ec
— Rita Ora ⚡️ (@RitaOra) January 30, 2021
Completely heartbreaking news … I'm just in a lost of words … RIP Sophie pic.twitter.com/k31cgqtijK
— CupcakKe (@CupcakKe_rapper) January 30, 2021
RIP SOPHIE. condolences, love & thanks to everyone sharing beautiful memories of her music & art today
— speedy ortiz ÷ haunted painting (@sad13) January 30, 2021
This SOPHIE news really sucks… aside from being a literal genius she was just a genuinely caring person. Rest easy my love 🦋 pic.twitter.com/HpLEl11cE9
— Shamir (@ShamirBailey) January 30, 2021
There was what’s possible and then there was SOPHIE. To have lived in a time…#RIPSOPHIE
— Zane Lowe (@zanelowe) January 30, 2021
an indescribable and visionary talent. a towering force. an enormous black hole is left in your place. unimaginable, tragic beyond words. there was no one like you, NO ONE who could dream and do what you did. we will remain in awe of all you gave to this world. 🕊 pic.twitter.com/Q1vvY01osH
— Lyra Pramuk (@lyra_pramuk) January 30, 2021
everything she touched was exciting, fearless and beyond innovative – you could really feel her soul in the music so beautiful, raw & fearless. i’m so thankful to have existed in a time where i could be inspired by sophie in real time. god bless
— TKAY ⚡️ (@TKAYMAIDZA) January 30, 2021
Rest easy queen pic.twitter.com/VpSc08rA4A
— Backxwash (@backxwash) January 30, 2021
x At this tragic cultural intersection where I’m processing loss of Cicely Tyson, John Chaney and SOPHIE in one sitting. Respect the architects! x
— ♬ $UZI ΛNΛLØGUΣ © (@suziAnalog) January 30, 2021
— Nile Rodgers (@nilerodgers) January 30, 2021
she invented a new style and sound and her influence will live forever in music. she inspired me so much. rest in peace sophie. pic.twitter.com/FxrCww9Bap
— slayyyter (@slayyyter) January 30, 2021
Sophie was a stellar producer, a visionary, a reference. She rebelled against the narrow, normative society by being an absolute triumph, both as an artist and as a woman. I can’t believe she is gone. We need to honor and respect her memory and legacy. Cherish the pioneers. pic.twitter.com/3kyRl1KabY
— Chris (@QueensChristine) January 30, 2021