“At this time respect and privacy for the family is our priority. We would also ask for respect for her fanbase, and to treat the private nature of this news with sensitivity,”declared Sophie’s team, calling the musician “a pioneer of a new sound,”“one of the most influential artists in the last decade,” and an “icon of liberation.”
Sophie’s UK record label, Transgressive, also released its own statement on Saturday revealing that the musician had “accidentally slipped and fell” after climbing up somewhere “to watch the full moon.”
“She will always be here with us. The family thank everyone for their love and support and request privacy at this devastating time,” the label added.
Fans of the musician and transgender icon, along with fellow artists, flocked to social media on Saturday to pay tribute.
“Sophie is incredible. Her music is the soundtrack to some of my fondest moments and her impact on the world is apparent,” wrote celebrity drag queen Aquaria. “Sophie’s immense talent, influence, and existence will never be forgotten. Thank you for everything.”
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