- The Grammy-nominated Scottish musician, Sophie Xeon – known as SOPHIE – passed away on Saturday morning, 30 Jan., at the age of 34. The Glasgow-born groundbreaking artist had worked with famous artists like Madonna and Charli XCX. Her debut album ‘Oil of Every Pearl’s Un-Insides’ was nominated for a Grammy for best dance/electronic album.
- Cause of Death and Funeral
- Net Worth, Salary, and Income
- Dating, Boyfriend, and Sexuality
- Family, Parents, and Siblings
The Grammy-nominated Scottish musician, Sophie Xeon – known as SOPHIE – passed away on Saturday morning, 30 Jan., at the age of 34. The Glasgow-born groundbreaking artist had worked with famous artists like Madonna and Charli XCX. Her debut album ‘Oil of Every Pearl’s Un-Insides’ was nominated for a Grammy for best dance/electronic album.
Originally from Glasgow, Scotland, Sophie Xeon was born on 17 September 1986 under the star sign Virgo. She was Scottish by nationality and belonged to white ethnicity. She wanted to quit school to become an electronic music producer. But her parents had her complete the whole thing.
Cause of Death and Funeral
Sophie, the experimental pop musician and producer, died aged 34 following a ‘terrible, sudden accident’ on Saturday morning in Athens. The musician passed away at around 04:00 a.m. at home in the Greek capital Athens on 30 January.
According to Sophie’s record label, Transgressive, the musician slipped and fell after climbing to watch the full moon. The publicist’s statement posted on Twitter read:
“True to her spirituality she had climbed up to watch the full moon and 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.”
They also added:
“Sophie was a pioneer of a new sound, one of the most influential artists in the last decade. Not only for ingenious production and creativity but also for the message and visibility that was achieved. An icon of liberation.”
Fans and musicians took to Twitter to pay tribute to the late musician. One transgender fan tweeted:
‘As a trans woman, Sophie’s music and message of empowerment means so much to me- more than I could ever put to words. She is and will always be a true icon of the community who gave us a voice and an outlet.’
French singer-songwriter Christine and the Queens said:
‘She rebelled against the narrow, normative society by being an absolute triumph, both as an artist and as a woman. I can’t believe she is gone. We need to honor and respect her memory and legacy. Cherish the pioneers.’
Details about Sophie’s funeral hasn’t been disclosed. Her family has asked for privacy and respect for the late musician’s fanbase.
May her soul Rest in Peace!
Net Worth, Salary, and Income
The Scottish musician started out as a DJ before dropping her debut single ‘Nothing More to Say’ in 2013. She reached out to a broader audience with the release of ‘Bipp’ and several acclaimed singles compiled in 2015 on ‘Product.’
The late musician had collaborated with Charli XCX on the EP ‘Vroom Vroom’ and the hit single ‘After The Afterparty.’ She also co-produced Madonna’s 2015 single ‘Bitch, I’m Madonna.’ She also worked with indie duo Let’s Eat Grandma, rapper Vince Staples, pop singer Kim Petras, and more.
In 2018, Sophie released her debut album ‘Oil of Every Pearl’s Un-Insides,’ which earned her nomination for a Grammy for best dance/electronic album. Her record label Transgressive released her latest single ‘UNISIL’ only two days before her sudden death.
According to Forbes, Sophie had an estimated net worth of $46 million at the age of 32. However, her recent net worth is currently under review.
Dating, Boyfriend, and Sexuality
Sophie came out as a ‘transgender person’ in the 2017 video for ‘It’s Okay To Cry.’ As a trans-woman, she discussed gender identity in an interview with Billboard, saying:
“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 fulfil certain traditional roles based on gender.”
The late pioneering producer previously dated Tzef Montana, a non-binary model and activist from Greece. The ex-couple first met in LA in 2016 on a shoot for Charli XCX’s After the Afterparty.
Sophie even moved into Tzef’s apartment in Athens before splitting in the summer of 2019. Vogue even hailed the power couple as the ‘future of Queer Love’ in 2019.
Family, Parents, and Siblings
Most of the details about Sophie’s family are confined, along with her parent’s identity. However, she credited her father with introducing her to electronic/dance music. Her father used to play the rave cassette tapes in the car, which made her enamour with the music.
Sophie had begun to create new music after her parents bought her a keyboard as a birthday gift. She started learning to DJ after her half-sister asked Sophie to DJ her wedding.