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."

Tim Burgess announced yesterday (1 February) that he will be paying tribute to the visionary artist with a Tim's Twitter Listening Party on Valentine's Day for SOPHIE's 2018 album Oil of Every Pearl's Un-Insides.

After sharing details of the tribute Listening Party, Burgess wrote, "No guests, no tweets from me, just the songs."

Burgess has been hosting his Tim's Twitter Listening Party series since the first COVID-19 UK national lockdown nearly a year ago, and has also hosted Listening Parties paying tribute to Frightened Rabbit's Scott Hutchison, Kraftwerk's Florian Schneider, MF DOOM and more.

Tim's Twitter Listening Party paying tribute to SOPHIE will take place at 7pm GMT on 14 February. Visit timstwitterlisteningparty.com to see the full schedule.