Sophie Xeon, known by many as Sophie, has died at the age of 34 on Jan. 30 at 4 a.m in her Athens home.
Her death was announced by the artist’s record labels, Transgressive and Future Classic. Transgressive tweeted early Saturday morning, "Tragically our beautiful Sophie passed away this morning after a terrible accident. True to her spirituality she had climbed up to watch the full moon and slipped and fell.”
Born and raised in Glasgow, Sophie has been recording her own music since a young age. Sophie had recorded with Madonna in her 2015 single "Bitch, I'm Madonna". She also worked with Charli XCX on her 2016 EP "Vroom Vroom" and contributed to the artist's future albums.
Sophie gained the most recognition with her 2017 single “It’s Okay to Cry,” in which she came out as a trans woman. In a 2018 interview with Paper magazine, Sophie opened up about being transgender. She said,
“Transness is taking control to bring your body more in line with your soul and spirit so the two aren’t fighting against each other and struggling to survive. … It means you’re not a mother or a father — you’re an individual who’s looking at the world and feeling the world.”
In 2018, Sophie also released her debut album “Oil of Every Pearl’s Un-Insides,” which was nominated for a Grammy Award as the best dance/electronic album.
Tributes from across the music industry and LGBTQ community have been spread across the web to remember an artist widely recognized for her innovation and pioneering in the industry.