News of SOPHIE's death was confirmed last Saturday (30 January). In a statement posted to socials, SOPHIE's family wrote, "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 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."
This afternoon (2 February), Charli XCX broke her silence on social media with a statement paying tribute to her Vroom Vroom EP collaborator. Charli XCX wrote, "It’s really hard for me to sum up the special connection I felt with such an amazing person who completely changed my life. There are so many memories, so many small details, so many different views and incredible feelings and stories. It’s impossible to summarise the journey I went on with Sophie. Even the most insignificant thing felt enormous."
Charli XCX added that she can't "encapsulate what a unique person she was in one small social media post", and added, "I will honour Sophie in my own time personally, in my grief, through my memories, through my work, through writing things only I will read."
"But for now, all I can [say] is that I will miss her terribly; her smile, her laugh, her dancing in the studio, her gentle inquisitive voice, her cutting personality, her ability to command a room without even trying, her incredible vision and mind. She taught me so much about myself without even realising. I wish I had told her more how special she was, not just her music, but her as a person. I love you and I will never forget you Sophie."