London: Sophie, the Grammy-nominated Scottish disc jockey, producer and recording artist who had worked with the likes of Madonna and Charli XCX, has died following an accident in the Greek capital of Athens. She was 34.
In a statement, UK label Transgressive said the musician, whose full name was Sophie Xeon, died in the early hours of Saturday morning.
"Tragically, our beautiful Sophie passed away this morning after a terrible accident," the statement said. "True to her spirituality she had climbed up to watch the full moon and accidentally slipped and fell."
A police spokesperson in Athens 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. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the investigation is still ongoing.
Sophie, who was born in Glasgow, began releasing music in 2013.'
She first used her own image and vocals for the October 2017 single "It's Okay To Cry.'' The recording paved the way for Sophie's debut album, "Oil of Every Pearl's Un-Insides.'' Released in June 2018, it received a Grammy nomination for best dance/electronic album.
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.''