Grammy-nominated Scottish musician, record producer, singer, songwriter, and DJ, Sophie Xeon died in a “terrible accident” on Saturday morning aged 34, according to a statement from the musician’s record label Transgressive.
“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,” the statement posted on Twitter read.
Sophie died at home in the Greek capital Athens at 4am the artist’s publicist said in a statement.
A Glasgow-born trans rights activist, Sophie worked with Madonna in 2015 to co-produce the single “Bitch, I’m Madonna” and collaborated with Charli XCX on the EP Vroom Vroom.
Her 2018 debut album “Oil of Every Pearl’s Un-Insides” earned the musician a Grammy nomination for Best Dance/Electronic Album.
“Sophie was a pioneer of a new sound, one of the most influential artists in the last decade,” the publicist’s statement said.
“Not only for ingenious production and creativity but also for the message and visibility that was achieved. An icon of liberation,” it added.
The singer’s publicist requested privacy for the family and respect for the musician’s fanbase.