Sophie Xeon Biography, Wiki
Sophie Xeon was better known mononymously as Sophie, a Scottish musician, record producer, singer, songwriter, and DJ, has died. She was Known for a brash and “hyperkinetic” take on pop music, Sophie worked closely with artists from the PC Music label, including A.G. Cook and GFOTY, and produced for acts such as Charli XCX, Vince Staples, Kim Petras, Madonna, Nicki Minaj, and Namie Amuro.
The Scotland-born artist was living in Athens when the accident occurred. Born in Glasgow, Scotland, she began releasing music in 2013. Her debut album “Oil Of Every Pearl’s Un-Insides” landed her a Grammy nomination in 2018 for Best Dance/Electronic Album.
Sophie Xeon was born Samuel Long on 17 September 1986 and grew up in Glasgow, Scotland. Starting at a very young age, Sophie’s father would play cassettes of electronic music in the car and take them to raves, and they quickly became enamoured with the music. In an interview published by Lenny Letter, Sophie described their childhood, “I spent all my time listening to those cassette tapes. I’d steal them from the car.”
Sophie Xeon has died at the age of 34-years-old.
Sophie collaborated as a producer with a long list of artists, including Charli XCX, Vince Staples, Nicki Minaj and Madonna.
Four-time Grammy Award winner Sam Smith tweeted: “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.”
French singer/songwriter Christine and the Queens described Sophie as a “stellar producer, a visionary, a reference,” who rebelled against “the narrow, normative society by being an absolute triumph, both as an artist and as a woman.”
She added: “We need to honor and respect her memory and legacy. Cherish the pioneers.”
Discussing gender identity in a 2018 interview with Paper magazine, Sophie 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.”
“On this Earth, it’s that you can get closer to how you feel your true essence is without the societal pressures of having to fulfill certain traditional roles based on gender,” she said.
The artist’s visibility was seen as influential according to a statement from her representatives labeling her an “icon of liberation.”
Cause of Death
Sophie died at 4 a.m. local time on 30 January 2021 at home in Athens, Greece. According to their UK label, Transgressive, Sophie’s death was caused by slipping and falling while climbing to watch the full moon.
Electronic pop artist and musician Sophie Xeon, popularly known as just Sophie, has died. She was 34.
“Tragically our beautiful Sophie passed away this morning after a terrible accident,” the artist’s family said an emailed statement provided by Sophie’s representative, Ludovica Ludinatrice. “True to her spirituality she had climbed up to watch the full moon and accidentally slipped and fell. She will always be here with us. The family thank everyone for their love and support and request privacy at this devastating time.”
A police spokesperson in Athens, Greece, confirmed that Sophie slipped and fell from the balcony of an apartment where she was staying and no foul play was suspected in her death.