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Sam Smith, Rina Sawayama, Rihanna & More React to Sophie’s Tragic Death: ‘A True Visionary and Icon of Our Generation’

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SOPHIE performs at Heaven on March 13, 2018 in London.

Experimental pop musician Sophie has died, as the artist's label Future Classic confirmed on Saturday morning (Jan. 30).

"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 accidentally slipped and fell,” a statement read. The producer and singer-songwriter, born Sophie Xeon, was 34.

Peers, fans and friends in the pop and electronic communities (and beyond) quickly took to social media to mourn and pay tribute to Sophie. “Heartbreaking news. The world has lost an angel. A true visionary and icon of our generation,” Sam Smith tweeted. “Your light will continue to inspire so many for generations to come. Thinking of Sophie’s family and friends at this hard time.”

See more tributes below.


This article has been updated.